Children and seniors rally on the steps of City Hall in an attempt to save their Williamsburg community center

Martin Malavé Dilan

July 16, 2014

Developer Harry Einhorn paid $4.5 million to buy the building that houses the Swinging Sixties Senior Center and Small World Day Care Center, and offered a lease that they can't afford to pay.


Children and seniors took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday to ask the city to buy their Williamsburg community center so they won’t be put out on the street.

“Where are all the seniors gonna go to have their breakfast, their lunch, hang out for their bingo, their little dance?” said Antonia Ortiz, 67, who was born and raised a few blocks from the Swinging Sixties Senior Center on Ainslie St., which has been fighting to keep its home since late last year.

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