NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 85-year-old woman is fighting eviction at her apartment in Little Italy.
Adele Sarno has lived in her home on Grand Street for 50 years.
“Look, I haven’t got much left in life. I mean, I’m going to be 86 in August. How many years will I have left?” she told 1010 WINS. “What do you do with senior citizens, throw them in the street?”
Sarno said her landlord, Joseph Scelsa, is pressuring her to leave so the Italian American Museum can expand into her building.
Sarno has support from Little Italy’s community and housing leaders. On Wednesday, advocates protested the planned eviction in Little Italy.
“I just want to be left alone,” she said. “The few years that I’ve got left.”