Last Carnegie Hall Resident, Elizabeth Sargent, Forced Out of Towers

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NEW YORK (AP).- All of her neighbors are gone, forced out. Now Elizabeth Sargent, the last holdout tenant of Carnegie Hall’s towers, is preparing to leave the affordable studios that for more than a century housed some of America’s most brilliant creative artists. Red scaffolding surrounds Carnegie Hall as the city-owned towers are being gutted this summer in a $200 million renovation that includes adding a youth music program. Celebrities like Robert De Niro and Susan Sarandon had fought to save the homes, petitioning the city not to “displace these treasured artists and master teachers.” Musicians, painters, dancers and actors thrived in the two towers built by 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie just after