Dozens of Bushwick tenants are unionizing against their shared landlord — claiming the property owner has targeted Black and brown tenants for eviction, up-charged rent-stabilized apartments, and left the buildings in squalor.

“He’s really ruthless to tenants of color, non-English speaking people, and immigrants,” said Travis, a white tenant who formed the tenants union in April, and did not give his last name. “He does what he can to get them out of his buildings.”

Protesters march in Downtown Brooklyn on August 6 calling on Governor Cuomo to cancel rent. Photo by Paul Frangipane Dozens of Bushwick tenants are unionizing against their shared landlord — claiming the property owner has targeted Black and brown tenants for eviction, up-charged rent-stabilized apartments, and left the buildings […]

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