We mentioned yesterday that WNBC 4 was working on a Cabrini-closure story... Here are a few excerpt's from Gus Rosendale's story...
Family members of residents found out this week that they would have to make other arrangements once the East Fifth Street home closes, likely in July. The Cabrini Center has another nursing home facility in Westchester.
"My mother is in a wheelchair," said Malanke Savanovic, of Bayside, Queens. "We don't know where to put her."
Joe Torre, who lives nearby in Gramercy, makes daily visits to his mom in the nearby home and now fears he'll have to move her to another borough, further away.
"You need to be in there to see the love in there," he said.
Elizabeth Herring, who lives nearby and whose father lives in the home -- and has spent his whole life on the Lower East Side — vowed to fight the sale of the building.
"This is not over by a long shot, and we are in it for the long haul," she said.
Meanwhile, here's a snippet from NY1's report today:
Joanne Floyd said she has not slept since learning the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the East Village is closing. Her husband, who has Parkinson's disease, lives in the center.
"I'm overwhelmed, I don't know what to say. It's the most frightening thing I've ever faced," said Floyd. "I can hardly talk. I cared for him at home for four-and-a-half years, he fell, he hit his head and he came here. I've come every day for a year-and-a-half, I didn't miss one day."
Here's our story on it from Wednesday ...