Prospect Park Residence in breach of court order, say lawyers

Judge ordered owner to maintain services until residents depart ahead of likely condo conversion

1 Prospect Park West
1 Prospect Park West

The operator of a Park Slope assisted living facility is in breach of a court order to maintain essential services at the residence, lawyers and caregivers for elderly tenants allege.

The owner of Prospect Park Residence is trying to wind down operations ahead of a likely condo conversion, but a judge temporarily blocked the process in June after residents filed suit over the original closure plan.

In June, Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Wayne Saitta told property owner Haysha Deitsch that 1 Prospect Park West must continue operating until all of the tenants find new homes. About a dozen residents remain at the residence, DNAinfo reported.

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However, services have been cut, and seniors are not being bathed or fed properly, according to recent filings cited by DNAinfo. Caregivers and a lawyer told the news site that the residents have gone without air conditioning and hot water at times.

In a statement to DNAinfo, Prospect Park Residence denied the allegations.

“Management and staff have taken extraordinary steps to ensure continuity of care is maintained and that residents continue to reside in a safe and secure environment,” Prospect Park Residence spokeswoman Deborah Fasser told the website. [DNAinfo] — Tom DiChristopher