NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a rally in Manhattan for seniors fighting to save their homes.
The event was held outside the Riverview Senior Independent Living Housing Facility on West 49th Street near 10th Avenue.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Competitors Johnson & Johnson And Merck & Co. Teaming Up To Increase Supply
The owner of the building reportedly plans to sell. That would leave a number of seniors homeless with nowhere to go.READ MORE: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
“This building is renovated specifically to provide housing for older adults,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said, “and we don’t want it to be sold because we don’t want to force dozens of residents out of their homes with little notice or, to us, no notice.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: When Could Another Economic Relief Payment Arrive?
They want the building sold to a nonprofit so it can continue to serve as a senior facility.