Protestors rally at state Sen. Kevin Parker’s home; criticize stances on tenant protections, climate change


Tenants, environmental activists and community members held a protest outside state Senator Kevin Parker’s house in Flatbush on Tuesday, calling him out for withdrawing his support for a pro-tenant bill and pushing legislation they say would weaken New York’s accounting method for greenhouse gas emissions.

Parker represents Senate District 21, which includes the neighborhoods from Little Haiti and Marine Park and Kensingnton to Bergen Beach. It is the district with the seventh-highest rate of evictions in New York State, according to data from Cornell University, and 53% of its population is Black.