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In this animated short from StoryCorps, Nicholas Petron remembers his grandfather, Rocco Galasso, who moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. (StoryCorps)

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Nov 16, 2012

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In this animated short from StoryCorps, Nicholas Petron remembers his grandfather, Rocco Galasso, who moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For 18 years, Galasso served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided — until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. As Petron remembers, that's when everything changed.

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