March Against Gentrification


Press Contacts: Alicia Boyd -  (718) 703-3086;  [email protected]   

    Imani Henry - (646) 820-6039, [email protected]


Saturday, September 15, 2018 11am 6pm
Starting at Parkside Avenue B, Q subway stop and Ending in Sunset Park

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN), a people of a color-led grassroots coalition, has organized Brooklyn’s second borough-wide march against gentrification, racism, and police violence. The march follows BAN’s first borough-wide action that attracted over 500 people last year. The demonstration from  Flatbush to Sunset Park will include rallies in four locations across gentrifying neighborhoods, featuring speakers facing rent hikes, landlord harassment, rezoning, police violence, and privatization of public green spaces like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in their communities. The march has been endorsed by 80 community-based organizations, small businesses, tenant associations, families impacted by police violence, local chapters of national anti-police brutality groups, and is still growing.

Demands of the march include:

  • Stop the Department of City Planning (DCP) rezonings of Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bushwick, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Sunset Park, and Downtown Brooklyn

  • Stop Cornell Realty from building a luxury high-rise development that will devastate the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

  • End to racial policing and harassment that lead to the countless murders of Black and Brown people by the NYPD, End Broken Windows policing and the collaboration between ICE and the NYPD

  • Pass The Small Business Jobs Survival Act—SBJSA Intro 737-2018 by the City Council and support commercial tenant protections

  • Invest public funds to maintain -- not privatize -- NYCHA, grow low-income housing programs and enforce rent regulations, instead of using shelters as a form of permanent housing for our families and children

  • End of the onslaught of gentrification and corporate greed that caters to the affluent and white seeks to displace low- to middle-income people and destroys the social, economic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of Brooklyn

The City has squandered and mismanaged public assets to enrich developers while the people they serve face impoverishing rents and landlord harassment, loss of small affordable businesses, and crumbling public transit and parks systems. BAN challenges the de Blasio administration and politicians who run on platforms of fighting inequality while perpetuating the tale of two cities.

March Route and Rally Stops:

  • 11am      Gather & Rally at Parkside and Ocean - Flatbush 

  • 12pm      March Begins 

  • 12:45pm Rally at The Brooklyn Botanical Garden - Franklin Ave and Montgomery St - Crown Heights 

  • 2:40pm   Rally at Warren St & 3rd Ave 

  • 4:30pm   Gather at 36th St & 4th Ave - Sunset Park 

  • 5:30pm   Rally at Sunset Park 



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September 15th 2018 The Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism, and Police Violence  March

Sponsored by The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)   

#BKMarch2018 #BANGentrification #TakeBackOurCommunities

Endorsers as of September 12th  2018

*denotes BAN Member Organization

The 164 Linden Blvd Tenants Association

The 332 Rutland Road Tenants Association

The 441 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association

The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association

The 699-711 Ocean Ave Tenants Association

The 700 Ocean Ave Tenants Association

ACT-UP Boston

Anakbayan New York

The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP)*

The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 - CAMBA Legal Services Unit

Bay Ridge for Social Justice

Black Alliance for Just Immigration*

Black Alliance for Peace

Black Trans Media

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Brooklyn Laundry Social Club

Brooklyn Treasures Uncovered

The Campaign for an Elected Civilian Review Board

Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies

Chelsea Coalition on Housing

Chinatown Art Brigade

Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH)

Co-Editors of Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Common Notions

Corporate Campaign, Inc.

The Committee for Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)

The Community Development Project of The Urban Justice Center

Crown Heights Tenants Union

The Crystal House Project*

The CUNY Adjunct Project

Donkeysaddle Projects

East Harlem Preservation


Equality for Flatbush*

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE)*

The Family of Saheed Vassell

The Family of Shantel Davis

Fight Back Bay Ridge

FIRE:Fight for Imm/Migrants Everywhere

Flower Lovers Against Corruption (FLAC)

Freedom Socialist Party


The Grand Putnam Tenants Association

Haiti Liberté


Human-scale NYC

The Illuminator

The International Action Center


Jehu's Table

Justice For All Coalition

The Justice Committee

The Labor Educator

Lefferts Community Food Coop

Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW 2320

Metropolitan Community Church

Metropolitan Council on Housing

Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification*

Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)*

My Brooklyn, LLC, The Producer of the “My Brooklyn” Documentary

The New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

OD for the People

The Peoples Power Assemblies - NYC

Peer Connect

Picture The Homeless

Queens Neighborhoods United

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

Radix Media

Saint Rose

Sunset Park for a Liberated Future (SPLF)

Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union*

Third Root Community Health Center*


URIP (The Undoing Racism Internship Project)

White Noise Collective - NYC

Why Accountability

Workers World Party (WWP)



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