Meet at the IDEAS CITY Shared Tour Hub in Sara Roosevelt Park at 12:30 PM
Stanton & Forsyth Sts, New York, NY 10002
This tour is designed to both highlight tenant organizing victories and the present-day struggles tenants face in the Lower East Side. Speculative landlords, the backbone of gentrification, have been buying up buildings in this neighborhood at an alarming rate for 40+ years now. Attendees will learn how to defend their homes if and when a speculative landlord buys their building.
The tour will be a fun mix of presentation and interaction. The cases we feature on the tour will provide information about basic tenants rights (from the perspective of somebody who’s never had to deal with any disputes with their landlord), as well as more nuanced issues.
Tours will be conducted by Community Educator Emily Gallagher and Cooper Square Committee’s Lead Organizer Brandon Kielbasa.