MLK Day March to Reclaim the City
Hosted by Youth Against Displacement and Coalition to Protect Chinatown & LES
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
229 Cherry St, New York, NY 10002
From the illegal megatowers the City wants to build in Two Bridges in Lower East Side, to the East Harlem and Inwood rezonings, to privatization of NYCHA and public land, to the Amazon headquarters in LIC subsidized by our tax dollars, it is clear Mayor de Blasio wants to turn our city into a banking account for the 1% at the expense of the people who live and work here. Everywhere across the city, people are standing up against the gentrifier-in-chief Mayor.
This Martin Luther King Day, we will gather at the 80-story Extell luxury tower, which has a “poor door” to separate low- and middle-income families from the rich. This is de Blasio’s legacy of segregation and economic racism. Dr. King would be so aghast to hear that this Mayor even shamelessly brands himself the “progressive leader” of the city. From Extell, we will march to City Hall to tell the Mayor: WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!
Are you ready to take up the fight to save your lives and your neighborhoods? join our march to reclaim the City that’s supposed to work for the people, not the richest 1%. We demand the Mayor:
1. Stop City agencies from evicting tenants on behalf of landlords to deny the tenants’ rights of due process
2. Stop selling public land (including NYCHA) and end 421-a tax exemption
3. End the City’s pro-developer rezonings. Pass community-led rezoning plans that put people first and protect workers, tenants, small businesses and schools, like the Chinatown Working Group plan.
When: MLK Day, January 21, 2019, @ 12 noon
Where: Cherry and Pike Streets, Lower East Side (F train to East Broadway)