We are two tenant associations who joined together to defend ourselves against a corporate real estate investment hydra that seeks to expel us from our homes in order to maximize their profits.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Social Network

We the tenants of 118 and 120 East 4th Street have formed a tenant association, and we have also formed and created our own social network. One of our members set up a private online discussion group. Our own East 4th Street social network. Creating and joining this network has taken us away from feelings of  fear and isolation caused by Magnum Real Estate Group. This network has pulled us together as a strong united group creating new bonds of  friendship. This social network is a place to organize, share information, and is a good forum for venting frustrations. Our network has also been a place for humor. Its been an essential tool for us, in terms of getting, and distributing necessary information. Its so easy to get the news of the day out quickly to all members. When something occurs in 120, everybody will know about it in 120, and in 118. The use of today's technology has enabled us to keep an eye on the Magnum Real Estate Group. I realized one day that, Wow! everyone has a phone with a camera. We have more eyes than they have! There are more of us then there are of them. One needs to realize that there are more tenants than there are aggressive greedy landlords. We have the power of numbers on our side, if our side would just realize this. Using the Internet, cell phone technology, and our social network is helping us connect the dots. I recommend it to anyone in our type of situation. 

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