Brooklyn residents brave elements to rally against evictions in Crown Heights

In 40 degree weather and drizzling rain, a crowd gathered in Crown Heights on Saturday, March 9, in support of the tenants of 285 Eastern Parkway, who are currently facing the risk of eviction.

But the rally was about more than one case. Donning raincoats and umbrellas, residents of 12 unionized buildings across the borough listened as leaders of tenant unions and tenant associations urged the audience to fight back against the deregulation of rent-stabilized housing.