Posing with the new tenant association we helped create at 2800 University Ave. in #Kingsbridge the #Bronx in over 10 years to fight rent hikes and #gentrification. We’re building a movement! #PPMpeoplepower #PPM #tenantpower

Posing with the new tenant association we helped create at 2800 University Ave. in #Kingsbridge the #Bronx in over 10 years to fight rent hikes and #gentrification. We’re building a movement! #PPMpeoplepower #PPM #tenantpower

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

 

Extendiendo conciencia sobre el asesinato de Eric Garner a la audiencia Hispanohablante

Spreading awareness about the NYPD murder of Eric Garner to a Spanish-speaking audience

As we visited Staten Island to support the community terrorized by the racist NYPD murder of Eric Garner, Univision 41 News interviewed us on our opinion of the situation, and what we think should be the penalty for the murderer officer responsible for Garner’s death. Tune in.

Two days after the cold-blooded murder of Eric Garner, a couple of our members went out to Staten Island to show our support and solidarity with the community where Garner was senselessly murdered at the hands of the NYPD.

Being there and speaking to folks in that community we really got a sense that they are angry and tired(as we all are) of having to watch this same recurring episode of unarmed black males (Komani Gray, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, and etcc.) who’s encounter with law enforcement leads to their death.

This episode typically ends with officers getting either a slap on the wrist or, if a trial happens, the officers are almost always acquitted. How much more bloodshed and how many more black bodies are gonna have to lie dead in the streets before we rise up to put an end to these modern day lynchings??

Read how the NYPD is lying about the whole thing.

Just walkin by Jerome Ave and #Kingsbridge Rd in the #Bronx and we put these up. Fighting #gentrification! Thank you Pace Copy Center for printing these out for us.
Pace Copy Center is one of the businesses in Kingsbridge who cannot afford their rent being doubled next month, This is all due to the new redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest ice skating center. #PPMpeoplepower

Just walkin by Jerome Ave and #Kingsbridge Rd in the #Bronx and we put these up. Fighting #gentrification! Thank you Pace Copy Center for printing these out for us.

Pace Copy Center is one of the businesses in Kingsbridge who cannot afford their rent being doubled next month, This is all due to the new redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest ice skating center. #PPMpeoplepower

Anonymous said: Hey, how does one join the People Power Movement? Where are you located and do you meet up regularly?

Hi! We are located in New York City, and yes we meet regularly. We have guidelines for incoming members. Please email us at 2011peoplepower@gmail.com to find out more info. Peace!

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WATCH: The Bronx Logo came by to interview us about this tenant meeting at 2800 University Ave. in the Bronx where we’re fighting gentrification and helped form the first tenant association there in more than 10 years !

#stopGentrification

Fighting rent hikes and #gentrification in #Kingsbridge the #Bronx! We are here to STAY! #tenantPower #peoplepower #flyers

Fighting rent hikes and #gentrification in #Kingsbridge the #Bronx! We are here to STAY! #tenantPower #peoplepower #flyers

#Knowledge is power! Buy Joe Kaye’s book about the racist and elitist criminal (in)justice movement here:

 http://peoplepowermovement.tumblr.com/post/57360165465/the-crime-of-impunity-the-crime-of-punishment

#books #racism

#Knowledge is power! Buy Joe Kaye’s book about the racist and elitist criminal (in)justice movement here:

http://peoplepowermovement.tumblr.com/post/57360165465/the-crime-of-impunity-the-crime-of-punishment

#books #racism