Elderly Residents at Prospect Park Residence Win Settlement after Two-Year Battle

Patience and tenacity paid off for the five residents of the Prospect Park Residence in Brooklyn who refused to leave when the new owner abruptly announced the facility’s closing in 2014. Represented by MFY Legal Services, The Legal Aid Society, and Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, the residents sued and reached a settlement today that will give them considerable money and time to relocate to appropriate housing. Legal claims remain against the New York State Department of Health, whose weak regulations enabled assisted living operators to close facilities with essentially no notice to vulnerable elderly people.