Editta Sherman is my hero. She's the sole holdout tenant at the Carnegie Hall apartments and she's not going anywhere. The 96-year-old has lived in her fab studio apartment since 1946 and though her landlord has formally served her with an eviction notice she says, "They'll have to drag me out. They'll have to use their bare hands."
Carnegie Hall plans on repurposing all the apartments for education space, but Sherman and many others (including Frank Sinatra fan, WNYC DJ, Jonathan Schwartz) hold, or held, rent-controlled leases, which are more difficult to void. Predictably, as any time rent stabilization laws come into play, this has the commenters over at Curbed up in freakin' arms. "Drop dead you self-entitled, fat ugly slob," was the first commenter's sentiment. Good to see that "fat" and "ugly" are still the go-to insults even when you're talking about people who are almost 100 years old. Sigh.
"Shame, shame, shame! There will be a special place in Hell for you Editta. Hope it was worth it you cantankerous old loon," said yet another reasonable reader.
What is wrong with people? Check out the New York mag photo of Editta. She's got her wig on, she did her face and she's showing some serious RACK! I love her and I can only dream of being one-eighth as cool as her. Shame on Carnegie Hall for forcing a cool old broad out of her home.