Brooklyn tenants, activists march as end of eviction moratorium looms


Tenants and housing activists marched through Brooklyn and Manhattan on Saturday, calling for an extension to the eviction moratorium and a blanket end to cold-weather evictions in New York City.

The moratorium was put in place in March 2020, as New Yorkers across the state had their working hours slashed, or lost their jobs altogether, as the first wave of the pandemic took hold. Even so, tenants — including more than 2 million who rent in New York City — have held their breath as the moratorium, which was first set to expire last June, has been extended a few months at a time — often just days before its expiration.