Ya’ll think i’m playing. Here is proof that gentrification is heading to the Bronx, and the new Kingsbridge Armory ice skating center is accelerating this. Our landlord wants to charge us $45 more per month for “improvements” to the building. We have 30 days to respond, in English.
Tell me, how many working class tenants in this building speak or understand English? How many have the time to find out how to understand this and fill it out? How many even know that they have the right to say NO to this bullshit??! We have a lot of work to do. We’ll be doing work in my building, let me know if you wanna help us fight this.
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan.
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.
This is why Idgaf about the world trade or when Wall Street supposedly “went down hill”