Commemorating #BLACKAUGUST  #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement #RIPGeorgeJackson with the power of spoken word!

Commemorating #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement #RIPGeorgeJackson with the power of spoken word!

our very own #PeoplePowerMovement Kim representing the power of words! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll !

our very own #PeoplePowerMovement Kim representing the power of words! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll !

@rab_lovee doin her thang with her beautiful strong poetry !! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement

@rab_lovee doin her thang with her beautiful strong poetry !! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement

@DirtyDelorean rockin at the #BLACKAUGUST Commemoration! #freeEmAll #RIPGeorgeJackson

@DirtyDelorean rockin at the #BLACKAUGUST Commemoration! #freeEmAll #RIPGeorgeJackson

Read about us today on the Riverdale Press as we organize tenants to fight gentrification in Kingsbridge Heights, the Bronx!

Residents blame rink for raise in rent
By Maya Rajamani, The Riverdale Press
Posted 8/21/14




(photo) Jay Espy, a resident of 2800 University Ave. and member of the People Power Movement, speaks out against potential rent hikes at his building at a tenants’ association meeting on Aug. 14.
Kingsbridge Heights residents are pushing to reverse a proposed rent hike they believe to be caused by the imminent construction of a large new ice sports center at the Kingsbridge Armory. 
On the evening of Aug. 14, about 25 tenants and activists gathered in the lobby of a rent-controlled high-rise at 2800 University Ave., a few blocks away from the Armory location, to discuss a potential increase of $11.69 per room for the building’s tenants. 
“People like us are getting kicked out of our homes because our rent is going up,” said Jay Espy, a member of People Power Movement (PPM). 
The group, which describes itself as a democratic people’s organization dedicated to social change, organized the meeting for the building’s tenants last Thursday night.
The landlord of 2800 University Ave., Jac Zadrima of the Bronx-based Genesis Realty Group, LLC, did not respond to multiple calls for comment. 
Mr. Espy joined PPM while he was advocating against raising tuition costs at SUNY and CUNY schools during college. 
But the group’s latest fight hits particularly close to home for the 23-year-old, who has lived with his family at 2800 University Ave. for the past 22 years. 
“It’s going to change the neighborhood for the worse for us,” he said of the Armory development, which he believes is the impetus behind rent hikes and evictions in the neighborhood. 
The historic site is set to house the largest indoor ice rink complex in the world, after the city inked a $300 million deal with KNIC Partners to develop the center last November. 
His organization’s focus on the 2800 University Ave., along with two other buildings on the same street, began after the former building’s landlord filed an application for a Major Capital Improvement (MCI) rent increase.

Read about us today on the Riverdale Press as we organize tenants to fight gentrification in Kingsbridge Heights, the Bronx!

Residents blame rink for raise in rent

By Maya Rajamani, The Riverdale Press
Posted 8/21/14
(photo) Jay Espy, a resident of 2800 University Ave. and member of the People Power Movement, speaks out against potential rent hikes at his building at a tenants’ association meeting on Aug. 14.

Kingsbridge Heights residents are pushing to reverse a proposed rent hike they believe to be caused by the imminent construction of a large new ice sports center at the Kingsbridge Armory. 

On the evening of Aug. 14, about 25 tenants and activists gathered in the lobby of a rent-controlled high-rise at 2800 University Ave., a few blocks away from the Armory location, to discuss a potential increase of $11.69 per room for the building’s tenants. 

“People like us are getting kicked out of our homes because our rent is going up,” said Jay Espy, a member of People Power Movement (PPM). 

The group, which describes itself as a democratic people’s organization dedicated to social change, organized the meeting for the building’s tenants last Thursday night.

The landlord of 2800 University Ave., Jac Zadrima of the Bronx-based Genesis Realty Group, LLC, did not respond to multiple calls for comment. 

Mr. Espy joined PPM while he was advocating against raising tuition costs at SUNY and CUNY schools during college. 

But the group’s latest fight hits particularly close to home for the 23-year-old, who has lived with his family at 2800 University Ave. for the past 22 years. 

“It’s going to change the neighborhood for the worse for us,” he said of the Armory development, which he believes is the impetus behind rent hikes and evictions in the neighborhood. 

The historic site is set to house the largest indoor ice rink complex in the world, after the city inked a $300 million deal with KNIC Partners to develop the center last November. 

His organization’s focus on the 2800 University Ave., along with two other buildings on the same street, began after the former building’s landlord filed an application for a Major Capital Improvement (MCI) rent increase.

On Thursday, August 21, join us as we celebrate Black August, a tradition started in the 60s to commemorate brother George Jackson and honor those warriors who fought and continue to fight for self-determination, inspiring us to continue the struggle for fundamental social change. We demand the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS held by the U.S.!

Also, in light of the recent surge in exposure of racist police brutality and murders across the country and the Ferguson uprising, we will be briefly discussing how we can politically educate and organize people against police brutality, mass incarceration, and the prison industrial complex.

$10 suggested donation-NO ONE turned away, EVERYONE gets a plate of food.

*CORRECTION* Event starts at 6pm NOT 4pm.

The evening’s program includes:
-live performance by musician/lyricist Charlie Uptown
-live poetry by Rabih Ahmed
-spoken word by Safiel Vonay

Directions: take the 6 train to 110th St. The venue is located at 184 East 109th Street, b/w 3rd and Lexington

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Land of those who fight to be free
and the home of the brave

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and the home of the brave

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JOIN US! We will be co-sponsoring this event and will have one of our members speak there.

Stand with Gaza, the West Bank, and Palestine! #FreePalestine

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