Twenty residents of a Bushwick trailer park were pushed out of their Meserole Street warehouse- and put into the care of the Red Cross.
“First they evicted us, now they’re vacating us- we’re being persecuted,” said Chris Van Doren, 27, a Brooklyn College graduate student.
Van Doren is part of the Brooklyn Project for the Arts, a collective of artists who had lived in trailers behind the warehouse for over a year.
Last month, Long Island Railroad officials ordered their eviction, towing their trailers from the illegally rented lot behind the warehouse.
When the collective moved into the warehouse, the FDNY issued an immediate vacate order citing “conditions imminently perilous to life.”
The NYPD and FDNY were on the scene today to enforce the vacate order and
confiscated several space heaters.