Month: June 2017

The Lower East Side has long been an object of fascination for those who study New York. It has been a location for bohemia, from the early 20th century to the Beats and punks; waves of immigration from Europe and migrations from Puerto Rico; and, most recently, a focus for the dynamics of urban housing, real estate speculation, and gentrification. Amy Starecheski‚Äôs Ours to Lose looks at the intersection of these topics in the squatting movement that has flourished there since the 1980s. Read more…