The developers who won city approval to flip a Lower East Side nursing home for a $72 million profit are so untrustworthy that they should be barred from purchasing another such facility, this one in Harlem, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday.
The AG’s office submitted a scathing 38-page affidavit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan shredding the credibility of the Allure Group, whose owners are involved in the scandal surrounding the deed to the Rivington House and are now trying to buy the Greater Harlem Nursing Home on West 138th Street.
“The Allure Group’s direct involvement in the demise of the Rivington House home raises sufficient concern about the proposed purchasers’ suitability and fitness,” said Sean Courtney, assistant AG of the charities bureau.
Courtney said Allure owned by Joel Landau, Marvin Rubin and Solomon Rubin — hired Hershey Licht as controller at Rivington , which was sold to a luxury housing developer after the city lifted a deed restriction.
Allure’s lawyer Neil Steiner said, “The attorney general’s filing does not identify any misrepresentations allegedly made by the principals of Allure.”