- Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Added Jan 24 2014
Dear Friends and Allies,
Logan Square is under attack. Developers like Mark Fishman are scurrying to buy up as much of the neighborhood possible, and working families, students, and small businesses are paying the price.
At buildings like 2635 N. Sawyer (50 units), Fishman has terminated the leases of many tenants outright, while offering others "lease renewals" for 250 dollars more per month.
At 3335 W. Diversey, all 4 small business renting space were evicted, and the 90 residential households have all been threatened with rent increases in the hundreds of dollars.
Fishman, a Deerfield resident, actually set up a local arts non-profit called "I am Logan Square" in 2010.
Try to imagine the cynicism and chauvinism required to establish yourself as representative of a community you don't even live in, as you evict thousands of the people who have called it home for decades.
Please join us for two upcoming events filled with fun, fight, and community building:
Thursday January 30th, 4:00-5:30 PM: Picket! Join us for a rowdy celebration of everyone's right to co-exist in front of Fishman's Office, 3215 W. Fullerton.
Thanks so much for your support,
Noah, with the 2536 N. Sawyer Tenants Organization