In this video for RT America, native New Yorker Lori Harfenist a.k.a The Resident gives a brief history on the policy and process that led to the squatters of the 80s and 90s to dissipate, the steps that led to their recent return, as well as her opinion on why this is actually a good thing for the City.
In the 80s and 90s, squatters were a big part of the New York City scene, a subculture devoted to living in abandoned buildings and saying no to the Man’s plan for them. Between Giuliani and Bloomberg, the squatters were all moved out. But guess what? the sham of prosperity is falling apart, and the squatters are moving back in.
via RT America