Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[Updated — cancelled] A 'Dirt Bags for Dirtbags' march

Updated 8 p.m.

Cancelled! Officials at the Cooper Square Committee have instead decided to concentrate all efforts on a press conference now slated to take place on the steps of City Hall on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.

Via the EVG inbox...from the Cooper Square Committee...

Join us [tomorrow] to march on the offices of two of the City’s most aggressive landlords to deliver symbolic “dirt bags” to them as a reminder of the dust, debris, and misery they subjected their tenants to during construction in their buildings.

These bad actors seem to have forgotten the power of a city of renters standing in solidarity, so it’s time to pay them a visit and demand that construction-as-harassment becomes a thing of the past!

We’ll also be advocating for the passage of 12 bills proposed by the Stand for Tenant Safety (STS) coalition that are currently making their way through City Council. This legislation will work to reform the DOB and crack down on landlords who use construction to harass and displace tenants.

We’re also going to be accompanied by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, a radical marching band, who will make some noise to support the cause!

Participants are gathering tomorrow at the Cube at Astor Place. Start time is listed as 10:45 a.m.

Organizers from the Cooper Square Committee will name the two landlords closer to the time of the march. (The names won't come as a surprise.)


JQ LLC said...

I bet it's the treasonous Kushner and the reprehensible Icon.

Gojira said...

Oh but we have such a plethora of riches to choose from down here - let's not forget about Ben Shaoul, Steve Cro-Magnon Man, and yes, even Little Rafi Toledano, who, now that I think about it, puts me forcibly in mind of a younger Ant'ny "The Mouth" Scaramucci. Wow, we ARE blessed.

Anonymous said...

Go Cooper Square Committee! You make me believe.

Anonymous said...

If it's not Icon; it should be!!! I am beginning to think the tenants that they forced out and threw out on the street are the lucky ones. Icon has been "renovating" my building for years now and it is still a daily horror show. Construction as harassment...kind of sums it up!