Cynthia Crane, 75, just sold her house and now she’s got to sell everything inside it -- all thanks to a bad deal with Bernie Madoff.
"We've got to make as much as possible," she explained.
Crane said she gave Madoff money for over a decade in the 1990s, not realizing it was all a scam.
“He was a crook,” the native New Yorker said. “We lost our shirts. We lost everything.”
Crane was a cabaret artist who once performed in clubs around the world.
Now she owes millions and is selling off everything from antique carousel horses, Steinway pianos, to the vintage gowns she once wore on stage.
"I don't know how we'll live," Crane lamented, "Cabaret doesn't pay that well any more."
The tag sale will be this Friday and Saturday at 142 West 11th St.