Joy Pearl Noel, 85, died on January 31 at a nursing home in Brighton Beach. Ms. Noel, a beloved resident of East 21st Street, died homeless. In fact, her friends and neighbors say, she died because someone took her home. She had been wrongfully evicted from her apartment of over 20 years only 5 months previously. Her only wish during these last months was to be returned to her apartment. She had done nothing wrong. Till the very end, she could not comprehend what happened. "How did I become a bum," she kept asking, half to us, half to herself, in a recent call with Bklyner. The most obvious person to blame for Ms. Noel's death is her landlord, Isaac Jacobowitz of Carnegie Management. Jacobowitz, who owns close to two dozen properties according to city records, had been harassing her in and out of court to get her to move since he acquired the building in 2007.
She could have supported herself by working a couple of street corners.
Seriously though, this is awful.
Isaac Jacobowitz forcing Joy Noel out into the freezing streets. Sounds like a screenplay from the Reichstag.
"What is doubly galling is that Mr. Jacobowitz also runs a charity called Isaac Jacobowitz Foundation, which according to the statement made on the forms 990 filed with IRS, has the only listed charitable activity as "To assist ill, elderly and disabled persons with medical and other living expenses as well as to give guidance to these persons as to managing their medical care and living expenses". It has had a tax exempt status since 2003.
The Foundation has no website, and according to forms 990 filed with IRS does not accept applications for aid, despite its rather sizeable budget of over $500,000 (2015 filing). It is unclear who the money, if any, is disbursed to."
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