Squatting in New York

When most people in New York hear the term squatter,  they think of the annoying scarcity of public bathrooms
in the city. Too true (and thank God for Starbucks). But as Robert Neuwirth
points out in this fascinating
article, New York used to be home to thousands of squatters of the old-fashioned type: those who claimed a piece of
land simply by squatting, er living, on it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to file this entry. History? Um, business?
So I did both. But more than anything it is just an interesting read about a place that we are all familiar with, but
whose history sometimes is lost.

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