“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”
Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.
my ‘hood and they are trying to call is “east riverdale” my rent already increased and building sold bc they are building a new bj’s (like costco) a block from me. the bodega became one of those organic deli’s like in parts of bed-stuy have. i cant afford to stay w/o the boo helping to pay my rent.
I feel so alone. I don’t have family and all my close friends are moving away. I want to move back to California but I Have no where to go and prices are ridiculous. I’ve never felt so isolated as I as I do now…
I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!
Over the years I have worked with so many high school age kids who successfully hid their illiteracy. Teaching teens how to read has become sort of a unexpected ‘thing I do’ as part of my regular teaching. A lot of kids fall through the cracks, and I support all efforts to bring resources to address this.