The only crime which you seem to for Phil is that of a resident in the 3rd°. If the threats were made over the telephone it would raise it to a president and the 2nd°.
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For criminal purposes you couldn't bring any claims. You can file a police report and then if there is sufficient evidence the police can make an arrest and the da can prosecute. As for bringing civil claims, unless you have damages you have no claim.
Dear New York Litigant:
New York State doe not recognize a civil lawsuit claim based on a course of harassment.
The police could make an arrest based on your fact claims completely independent of what may be the proper name of a crime. So you may claim this person is stalking, but it is the facts of the acts that count, such as approaching you in the street and using (say the actual) menacing words intended to make you fear for your safety.
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