Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem apartment building, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to upzone working class communities of color was pitched as an “affordable” housing strategy, but it has sent land values and rents skyrocketing in targeted communities like East Harlem, further incentivizing landlords to displace long-time tenants.

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