City Keep Out - Until we are guaranteed housing for us! [packet]
New York, NY: The Cooper Square Committee, 1965. Mimeograph, two sheets stapled. 8 ½ x 14 in. Very good condition, top edge curled, small closed tear to top of second sheet. Item #5969
“You Can’t Squeeze 1500 families into 600 apartments!”.
Flyer promoting a rally and celebration of the victory of winning back low rent housing on Houston St, with plans to continue to organize tenants in Cooper Square and St. Marks to provide enough low cost housing to meet all New Yorkers’ needs.
The second sheet attached is a fact sheet with information on the activities, demands, and efforts by the Cooper Square Committee. The Cooper Square Committee is an active force in tenant organizing and preservation and development of affordable housing and community spaces in Cooper Square and lower Manhattan from 1959 to the present day.
An early document of widespread post-war tenant organizing in downtown Manhattan.