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Author : Ash Thayer Pages : 176 pages Publisher : powerHouse Books Language : ISBN-10 : 1576877345 ISBN-13 : 9781576877 340

Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000 Aft er bei ng kick ed out of her apa rtm ent in Bro okl yn in 199 2,


and una ble to affo rd ren t any wh ere nea r her sch ool, you ng art stu den t Ash Tha yer fou nd her self wit h few opti ons . Luc kily she was wel co me


d as a gue st into See Sk wat .Ne w Yor k City in the ‘90 s saw the stre ets of the Low er Eas t Sid e ove run wit h der elic t buil din gs, jun kies


hud dle d in dar k cor ner s, and dea lers pac kin g gun s. Peo ple in des per ate nee d of hou sin g, wor n do wn fro m wai ting for yea rs in line on the


low inc om e hou sin g lists , had bee n mo vin g in and fixi ng up city aba ndo ned buil din gs sinc e the mid 80s in the LES .Sq uat ters too k


ove r enti re buil din gs, but the se stru ctur es wer e bar ely hab itab le. The y wer e ove rru n wit h ver min , lack ing plu mbi ng, elec trici ty, and eve


n wall s, floo rs, and a roof . Pun ks and out cas ts join ed the squ atte r mo ve me nt and tac kle d an epi c reb uild ing proj ect to cre ate ho me


s for the ms elv es. The squ atte rs wer e forc ed to be sec reti ve and excl usi ve as a res ult of thei r poo r leg al sta ndi ng in the buil din gs.


Few out sid ers wer e wel co me and few er pho tog rap her s or jou rnal ists . Tha yer’ s ca mer a acc om pan ied her eve ryw her e as she live d at the squ


ats and wor ked alo ngs ide oth er resi den ts. Ash obs erv ed the m trai nin g eac h oth er in the se nec ess ary craf ts and find ing mu ch of thei r mat


eria ls in the ove rflo win g bou nty tha t is Ne w Yor k City ’s ref use and tras h. The trus t ear ned fro m her sub ject s was uni que and her acc ess inti


mat e. Kill City is a tru e unt old stor y of Ne w Yor k’s leg end ary LES squ atte rs. Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000

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Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000  

Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000

Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000  

Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters 1992-2000

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