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Stoop watching advice from Brooklyn Eviction Defense

What happens when you get an eviction notice? According to Brooklyn Eviction Defense (BED), an autonomous organization of tenants working together to build collective power and fight dispossession, an eviction is not a ‘nail in a coffin.’ It’s only one flashpoint in the state-sanctioned process of eviction. BED has used many tactics to protect neighbors from eviction, including block councils, holding demonstrations and rallies, physically blocking eviction attempts and using stoop watchers. Holden Taylor, an organizer at BED, spoke with Epicenter’s Andrea Pineda-Salgado about what it means to be a stoop watcher.