Displaced Tenants Protest Eviction from 81 Bowery

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 at 6:15 am by
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Despite the Easter holiday, recently-displaced tenants of 81 Bowery turned out yesterday to protest their eviction. The small gathering, organized by the grassroots CAAAV, assembled outside the front door of the tenement (at Canal), brandishing bilingual signs (“stop eviction,” “fight gentrification”) and recounting personal plight via megaphone. Pleading for their return. A small detail of Auxiliary cops kept order nearby, helping the flow of pedestrian sidewalk traffic.

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The categorical eviction of 81 Bowery transpired one month ago, thanks in large part to a CNN report by Poppy Harlow in late February. Someone in Arizona (repeat, Arizona) saw the piece and notified the fire department. It was the second such action at this address in five years.

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