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Actress Suing MTA After She Was Forced Out Of Her Home For Second Ave. Subway Construction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A commercial actress said she was forced out of her apartment by the MTA and now wants them to pay her what they promised.

Sally Ardrey was in the Wisk commercials back in the 1970's, where she said the famous phrase "ring around the collar" as she cleaned her husband's shirt.

WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reports


The 74-year-old grandmother has filed suit and said she wants the money promised to her by the MTA.

The New York Post reported this all began in 2009 when the MTA forced her out of her East 73rd Street rent-controlled apartment because of the Second Avenue subway construction project.

She said before moving into a non-rent controlled apartment on East 91st Street, the MTA promised a payment for $65,000 to help with the rent increases.

But the lawsuit filed by Ardrey said that payment never came.

She said she finds it hard to make ends meet every month.

The MTA said they are considering a settlement.

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