From the Courier-Life:
An elderly Holocaust survivor is going to be returning to her Bensonhurst apartment, and her family is vowing to do something to help other people who, like her, have been unfairly evicted.
Eta Eckstein — a 92-year old grandmother — was evicted last month from her 8750 Bay Parkway home while she was in a Coney Island nursing home recovering from a fall, despite the fact that her rent was regularly paid by her son, with her landlord claiming that she had abandoned her apartment.
Upon learning of the eviction, her family immediately mobilized to make sure Eckstein could return to the place she has lived for over 40 years, an effort that was met with success earlier this month when Eckstein’s family and landlord Moshe “Morris” Piller entered into an agreement vacating the eviction during a stint at Housing Court in Brooklyn.
Aiding their cause was the fact that, even after securing the eviction in December, Piller made sure to cash the rent check. He also disregarded the instructions of the court, which had ordered him to place Eckstein’s possessions in a secure area,by tossing some of them out the window and putting the remainder in the basement in an insecure area.