Dec. 16th: City-Wide Rally Against Displacement


Mayor de Blasio is attacking working families and people of color time and again by pushing luxury development in the name of creating “affordable” housing. In the Lower East Side and Chinatown, he has blatantly rejected a community-led rezoning plan seven years in the making. He has rejected similar efforts for an alternative plan in East New York, Brooklyn and is set to do the same for Jerome Avenue in South Bronx and Flushing, Queens. This past month, nearly 50 Community Boards rejected his mandatory citywide zoning, yet the Mayor responded by saying their opinions didn’t count. He has betrayed the trust of the people who voted for him, continuing Bloomberg’s legacy.

It is clear the Mayor’s solution to end the Tale of Two Cities is to destroy all of New York City. Each neighborhood is being stripped of its own unique, distinct character to make way for ultra-luxury high rises. There is another way to end the Tale of Two Cities, by building a multi-ethnic coalition of communities across New York City. We are calling on everyone to unite and say “No” to Mayor de Blasio’s developer-led rezonings, “Yes” to community-led rezoning!

Rally Against Displacement

Wednesday, December 16th at 4pm

in front of Gracie Mansion

88th Street at East End Avenue
Join us!

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the LES: 318 Restaurant Workers’ Union; Action by the Lower East Side; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Cabalito Restaurant; Chinese Staff & Workers Association; Delancey Car Service; District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar; District Leader Pedro Cardi; Harlem Consumer Education Council; LaGuardia Houses Tenant Patrol; Lands End 2 Resident; LES Dwellers ; Lower East Side Anti-Displacement Project; Mujeres y Hombres Luchadoras; National Mobilization Against Sweatshops; Orchard Street Block Association ; Professor Juanita Díaz-Cotto from SUNY-Binghamton; Professor Peter Kwong from CUNY-Hunter; Project Reach; Sixth Street Community Center; Take Back the Bronx; Bowery Alliance of Neighbors

Together with:

Harlem Tenants Council
Movement to Protect the People
Take Back NYC
Flushing Workers’ Center
Manhattan Green Party Local
Phil Depaolo, Housing Activist
Queens Neighborhoods United
West Harlem Coalition
Committee to Protect Rent Controlled Tenants
South Bronx Community Congress
Tom Angotti, Hunter College Center for Community Planning
Bronx Greens/Verdes del Bronx
Green EcoSocialist Movement
Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)
Bronx Greens/Verdes del Bronx
Green EcoSocialist Movement
Trinity Lutheran Church of Sunset Park
Sisa Pakari Centro Cultural y Laboral
Radical Social Work Group
East Harlem Preservation
Bronx Is Not For Sale

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