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THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK // A Series on the City's Housing Crisis

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Ep. 1 // Rats in the Hallway // Working class women of color and young white socialists in an East Harlem join forces against a private equity slumlord. Read the story by Georgia Kromrei at indypendent.org/2018/02/rats-in-the-hallway.

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Ep. 2 // Seeing Green // Community organizers in Crown Heights and Flatbush clash with their community board representatives over zoning changes. Read the story by Rico Cleffi at 
indypendent.org/2018/05/seeing-green-a-developer-envisions-30-story-towers-by-brooklyn-botanic-garden/

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Ep. 3 // No Relief // Activists and tenants mobilize against rent hikes as the New York City Rent Guidelines Board prepares to vote on the 2018-2019 adjustments for rent-stabilized apartments. Read the story by Georgia Kromrei at: indypendent.org/2018/07/rent-stabilized-tenents-cant-catch-a-break-from-guidelines-board/

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Ep. 4 // Beyond Repair // With State rent regulations set to expire in June, a Queens tenant speaks out against the Major Capital Improvement program and the unfair rent increases it enables. Housing rights activists citywide gather to put pressure on Democratic lawmakers in Albany to pass a package of progressive reforms and eliminate MCI abatements altogether. Read the story by Steven Wishnia at: indypendent.org/2019/05/take-down-the-landlords-will-this-be-the-year-tenants-win-sweeping-rent-law-reforms/

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Ep. 5 // Wolf at the Door // As a Manhattan real estate developer makes arrangements to erect a new luxury tower, Ridgewood residents prepare for long-term resistance against gentrification and displacement. Learn more at: https://indypendent.org/2019/07/your-luxury-development-is-our-displacement-ridgewood-queens-has-a-wolf-at-its-door/

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THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK is a series of mini-documentaries on the housing crisis in New York City and the people at the center of the struggle, produced by Awen Films for The Indypendent.

indypendent.org