BROOKLYN - An ongoing legal battle is continuing for the building that houses the Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care in Brooklyn.
Seniors at 211 Ainslie St. say they are staying where they are for now, after hearing that their landlord, Harry Einhorn, has filed for bankruptcy.
"His ownership is in question in Supreme Court and Supreme Court was ready to make a decision, we believe that's why he filed for bankruptcy," says Michael Rochford, of the St. Nick's Alliance.
St. Nick’s Alliance, the management company at the building, along with Council member Antonio Reynoso negotiated with Einhorn last week to buy the building from him.
Both say they walked away feeling confident Einhorn would take the offer of $8.8 million, double what they say he paid for the property.
Einhorn’s firm, 211 Ainslie, LLC, says it has been approved to build 31 residential units on the property.
"The LLC was willing to settle at $9.5 million to avoid litigation and avoid evicting the seniors," said Einhorn's lawyer in a statement.
All the parties plan to be back in court, but for now, St. Nick’s Alliance will not have to pay rent. That means the day care and the senior center will not have to pay rent and services will not be affected.