From Rent Regs to Rezonings, 2019 Will Feature Key Housing Policy Fights

It was the first slushy, snow day of the year for New Yorkers on November 15 and the city was unprepared — but that did not stop hundreds of activists, residents and organizations from marching through the downtown streets for fair housing and stronger rent laws.

The protesters came from every part of the city and state to gather outside the Bowling Green subway station across from Battery Park. By 5 p.m. the temperature had dropped and there was a mix of hail, snow and rain in the air. But the protesters were just warming up on the makeshift drums they banged as they yelled “Stand up, fight back.”