It looks like the 50 protesters that showed up at an open house in DUMBO yesterday got some press for it.
Are we seeing a trend here? We reported last week that on the “last night” old tenants were allowed to remain in 184 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg (which will be renovated into luxury lofts) a large party there ended up getting shut down by police. But a reader to Curbed cried foul: a real last night party was still in the works.
Now, another writer to the site writes:
OK, so for now, the idea of protesting luxury developments has more of the feel of campus activism. But it’s still new: protesting luxury developments in person, causing trouble. It will mature and become a feature of the New York new-development landscape.
– Tom McGeveran