Brooklyn activist collective Not An Alternative recently teamed up with Picture The Homeless, Reclaim NYC and others to stage an intervention on the urban landscape. The collaboration involved the production and deployment of a homeless tent city in a vacant bank-owned lot in East Harlem. As a diversion, we dressed up as a film production crew shooting a music video. This was the cover story for the deployment and installation of the tent city. More than 100 homeless people and allies occupied the lot for the duration of the day. The action resulted in 10 arrests by nightfall.
For more info, check out the NY Times story about the action (includes a good blow-by-blow of the day’s events), and the video below.