I Haven’t Made A Text Post in A Minute
But it’s been a long week of work, between sitting in on a meeting for the new things NYCHA is - but probably won’t fix - among other things. Hearing how sewers flood people’s living space in public housing gives you just the right perspective about how little of a fuck our city gives in how people manage to survive day to day…
“ There was a branch of the Garvey movement in Australia and a Black Panther Party. These are fascinating things. In fact Marcus Garvey had planned on visiting Australia in 1924 before he was railroaded by the FBI. You have Black people throughout Melanesia like Fiji and Bougainville and the Buka Islands in Papa New Guinea who have told me personally, “We come from Africa!” There is no question about that. None of this has really been dealt with effectively from the perspective of Pan-Africanism. So one of the things that I’ve really wanted to do; that I’ve tried very hard to do is to look at Black populations around the world before enslavement. ”
Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:
“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.”
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
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.