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New York City’s Anti-Gentrification Movements

Tomie Arai


“Tenant Power!” – “Save Our Homes” – “Housing Is A Human Right”

We honor the history of New York City housing rights organizations: AAFE – The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network – Brooklyn Rent Strike Committee – Bronx Is Not For Sale – CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities – Chinatown Tenants Union – Citywide Tenants Council – Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the L.E.S. – Charas, Inc. – Cooper Square Committee – DRUM – Good Old Lower East Side – Hate Free Zone – Mi Casa No Es Su Casa – Metropolitan Council on Housing – Mothers on the Move – No New Jails – Picture the Homeless – Seward Park Urban Renewal Association – Uprose – …

This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.

This is #151 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Tomie Arai is a public artist who was born and raised in New York. She collaborates with local communities to create visual narratives that give meaning to the spaces we live in.



February 16, 2023

Handmade sign made of different colored tape providing directions away from a residential area to state roads.

Gratitude for Nail Houses

Gratitude for Nail Houses

November 10, 2022

We think sometimes that cities are defined by their castles and towers, their highways and skyscrapers. But they are also defined by their exceptions: their nail houses and holdouts, scavenged…



August 27, 2022

DO NOT DRIVE ON SIDEWALK. Portland, OR. August 2022. Thanks to Roger Peet for this contribution to the DIYDPW series! DIYDPW is a frequent, irregular blog post highlighting global examples…