Friday, October 21, 2016

Empty Chair Syndrome


"At an alarming and ever-increasing rate NYC has been losing its beloved retail, restaurants, art spaces, and other local institutions. Are we to look forward to a city filled only with chain stores, banks, and luxury boutiques?"

NY Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. (the Chair of the Small Business Committee) was a no-show at last night's The Death (&Rebirth?) Of NYC's Mom-And-Pops forum, despite being scheduled to be a part of the discussion regarding the crisis-level issues facing small businesses in New York City.

Photo via Kirsten Theodos

Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Awards For Displacement


The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) is a people of color led, mass-based coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working together to end the rampant gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents of Brooklyn.