LES Tenant Activist Evicted From Apartment

Tenants' Rights Rally

Maizie Torres at 10th Street vigil, April 22nd. Photo by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

This week a Lower East Side tenant activist, Maizie Torres, appears to have lost a long-running battle to stay in her East 10th Street apartment.  Acting on a court order, Torres’ landlord (Center Development Corp.), planned to evict her this morning. Torres is a longtime organizer with the influential housing preservation organization, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES). Over the weekend, GOLES sent out a press release blasting the landlord, prominent affordable housing developer William Hubbard: