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Elected Officials Rally for Humane Housing Conditions in Sunset Park

Elected Officials Rally for Humane Housing Conditions in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration June 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Tired of the horrific living conditions on 46th Street in Sunset Park, three immigrant women launched a rent strike. Years later, their voices have reached local officials, including Christine Quinn, reports Home Reporter News.

(Photo via The Indypendent)

With Rent Strikes and Video Cameras, Activists Step Up In Sunset Park

Crime, Housing August 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

In the Brooklyn immigrant enclave of Sunset Park, a new spirit of activism seems to be taking root. A rent strike launched by three Latinas has turned them into community leaders, reports the Indypendent. And a founder of the area’s Occupy movement filmed an incident of alleged police misconduct, Home Reporter News reports.