New York subway gunman used to live in Uptown — and he dished out one-star Yelp! reviews while he was here

Frank James, suspected of shooting 10 people as he fired 33 rounds on a New York City subway train Tuesday, was arrested Wednesday after he called a Crime Stoppers tip line to report where police could find him, authorities said.

James left a years-long trail of videos and social media rants, including, CWB Chicago has learned, Yelp reviews of an Uptown hotel that he once called home.

Frank James (right) and some Yelp reviewers’ images of the Aragon Arms Hotel. | Yelp;

In 2017, James, 62, lived at the Aragon Arms Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel 4917 North Kenmore in Uptown. Like the other three Yelp reviewers who’ve posted opinions of the Aragon Arms, James was not pleased.

“This is not a hotel it is a dump. I would not have stayed as long as I have if I could afford to move. The manager is a mean old bitch who hates complaints and always threatening to throw people out who make her mad. The new female desk clerk they just hired is an evil piece of shit who will smile in your face while stabbing you in the back.”

He gave it one star.

Other users posted photos showing a dead rat, a filthy toilet, and piles of garbage inside the Aragon Arms.

James posted a handful of other reviews under the name “Frank J.” The Yelp account’s profile photo also appeared in some of James’ YouTube videos and social media posts.

In April 2016, James reviewed the now-closed World Gym at 909 West Montrose:

“this gym sucks the manager is a rude piece of crap the rest of the staff especially the janitors talk about overweight members in SPANISH. let me say if your not GAY this is not the gym for you another big reason i quit.”

It also earned only one star.

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