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Boston Artists Use Art to Fight Eviction Threats
New York Times, July 7, 2001

Dems loft-y goal bogs down state gov’t: Bruno
New York Post , June 22, 2001

Landlord is Hit in Loft War
Daily News, June 5, 2001

GOP Senator Going to Bat For Loft Bills
Daily News, 3/22/01

Artists Go to Albany To Push Loft Laws
Daily News, 3/21/01

The situation at 60 Broadway in Willimasburg.
Daily News, 2/27/01

Arrest of a Josh Gutman representative.
Daily News, 2/2/01

Down and Out (not available online)
Time Out New York, 1/25/01

City Move Against Lofts is Aborted
New York Times, 12/27/00

Evictions Illuminate Issue of Illegal Loft Apartments
New York Times, 12/27/00

Living On The Edge
Daily News, 12/19/00

Evicted DUMBO Dwellers Get Set to Go
Daily News, 12/19/00

The List of Doom, as reported in the Daily News.

The original Daily News article and then the New York Times article from the next day describing the situation.

The first Daily News article about the DUMBO evictions.

Another Daily News article describing the first eviction of tenants from 247 Water St. in DUMBO. (The owner of our building, Josh Guttman, is quoted in this article.)

New York Times article about Mayor Giuliani's repsonse to the evictions and inspections.

New York Times article discussing the larger issue of illegal loft habitation.

New York Times coverage of the attempted eviction at 255 Water Street, another Gutman-owned building.

Related Items

New York Times article about New York City and New York state's development of the Brooklyn waterfront into a park.

Utne Reader article about the gentrification, housing crisis, and eviction fears of artists in San Francisco.

Tenant Stories

In addition to the stories people are encourage to post to the Coalition message boards, we have recieved these stories concerning the situations of Brooklyn loft tenants.

Inspections at 13-15 Thames Street

Brooklyn Mitchell-Lama Tenants Face Eviction Threat