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NYC's Little Italy museum, Italian-American grandmother reach agreement on eviction

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015, file photo, Adele Sarno poses for a picture in her apartment in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, in New York. Sarno, who faces eviction from her apartment, has until June 30 to leave under an agreement reached with her landlord, the Italian American Museum. Sarno has lived in the same 2-bedroom apartment over the museum for more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015, file photo, Adele Sarno poses for a picture in her apartment in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, in New York. Sarno, who faces eviction from her apartment, has until June 30 to leave under an agreement reached with her landlord, the Italian American Museum. Sarno has lived in the same 2-bedroom apartment over the museum for more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)  (The Associated Press)

An 85-year-old resident who faced eviction from her apartment in Manhattan's Little Italy has until June 30 to leave under an agreement reached with her landlord — the Italian American Museum.

Adele Sarno has lived in the same 2-bedroom apartment over the museum for over 50 years.

The Italian-American grandmother went to Housing Court last month to try to stop the eviction after losing a five-year fight to stay in the $820-a-month apartment.

Her plight drew protests from housing advocates.

Sarno told The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1IixSPi ) that the agreement was reached Monday. It gives her time to find a smaller place in Little Italy.

The museum has said it was looking to expand its space. It declined to comment on the settlement.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com