Haysha Deitsch, the prominent Chabad hasid real estate developer best known for allegedly abusing elderly residents of the prospect Park Residence, an unlicensed nursing home facility he bought in Brooklyn, now wants to build a high-end 11-story building at 243 Fourth Ave. near President Street – despite claiming he didn't have enough money to keep his unlicensed nursing home open. So he forced out most of the elderly residents and then allegedly denied the rest heat, air conditioning and other services.
Above: Haysha Deitsch
The Chabad ‘Gift’ To The Elderly That Won’t Stop Giving
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
He's the 'gift' that won't stop giving.
Haysha Deitsch, the prominent Chabad hasid real estate developer best known for allegedly abusing elderly residents of the prospect Park Residence, an unlicensed nursing home facility he bought in Brooklyn, now wants to build a high-end 11-story building at 243 Fourth Ave. near President Street, DNAInfo reported.
Deitsch forced out most of the tenants of the Prospect Park Residence and planned on flipping the building so high end condominiums could be built on its site . Only seven elderly, frail residents remain, including one Holocaust survivor. Deitsch has allegedly denied the residents heat, air-conditioning and other services, and there is at least one death allegedly caused that behavior. (The family of the man, a retired judge, who froze to death due to lack of heat, sued Deitsch and reached an out of court settlement with him.)
Now Deitsch, who insists he's done nothing wrong despite multiple court orders that would seem to prove the opposite is true, wants to build another high-end residential project elsewhere in the borough, even though he claimed as justification for the closure and proposed sale of Prospect Park Residence that he did not have enough money to operate the facility.
City Councilman Brad Lander previously called Deitsch's behavior "evil," and Andy Bachman, the former rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, a very prominent non-Orthodox synagogue, previously said Deitsch, "lacked basic Jewish values of decency."
Deitsch is from a very prominent and wealthy Crown Heights Chabad family and has been honored by major Chabad organizations. His father-in-law is Shaya Boymelgreen, another prominent Chabad developer who was for several years a partner of Chabad oligarch Lev Leviev.