A very good turn-out, even with the rain and the rally taking place on a work-day. A couple of hundred tenants, to be sure.
Many politicos there, including the old pro Schumer and Carolyn Maloney. Schumer promised that what happened before, with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae propping up predatory investment in ST/PCV, would not occur again.
The rally was exuberant and needed. The perfect cap-off did not happen, however. Mayor De Blasio did not show up. His presence at the end, emerging from within City Hall to speak to tenants, would have been inspiring and would have provided a joyful and heartening send-off to the crowds that braved some serious intermittent downpours to arrive at City Hall and stand up for affordable housing.
I'm glad I went. And thanks to those that did attend: tenants and politicians.
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