Don’t Be Complicit Site Shows How To Avoid Renting Kushner Apartments
Don’t Be Complicit, is a new website meant to help decent, patriotic, anti-Trump Americans avoid subsidizing Trump’s family, associates, and corporate backers. Back in December, Jared Kushner made noises about divesting himself of his holdings as he prepared to join the most ethically challenged presidential administration in U.S. history. Apparently, he is either suffering from Stockholm Syndrome or was crossing his fingers when he promised to divest. Jared Kushner’s ethics filing, released by the White House on Friday, March 31, shows that Kushner is holding on to the vast majority of his family company’s properties. These include office, apartment, and retail buildings from Chicago to Brooklyn. You can find which ones he owns, and how to avoid them, by clicking here.
Brooks, a member of the New York City anti-Trump activist group GetOrganizedBK, created Don’t Be Complicit to serve as a resource for New Yorkers and anyone else looking to avoid giving money to Jared Kushner.
The site is still in its early stages, with properties listed in continually updated Excel spreadsheets, but the About section explains that it can be used in multiple ways:
- If you are a renter, you can use this list to avoid making Kushner your landlord (or to help you figure out if it’s time to move).
- If you are a small business seeking space, you can find out which complexes and buildings are linked to Kushner and Trump (most of them do not have “Trump” in their names!) and avoid signing leases there.
- If you are a consumer, we encourage you to reach out to Kushner Companies’ large tenants and tell them how you feel about their choice of landlord. But we urge you NOT to punish small businesses that rent from Kushner; chances are, they signed their leases before Trump entered the presidential race. Do tell these business owners (in a friendly, polite way!) about your concerns, and encourage them to post signs and support organizations that reject the Trump agenda.
Going forward, as originally stated on Alternet, Brooks plans to continually update the site and says she “wouldn’t mind seeing people avoid renting from Kushner Companies, especially now that the rental market in NYC and other areas is softening and landlords are scrambling.” After all, “Trump and his advisers have outright contempt for urban America, so why should we subsidize that contempt?”
As I’m Brooklyn born/raised/based, here are the Brooklyn listings he currently owns/manages as of April 2, 2017. Check back for updates, and report any changes, additions, or errors to dontbecomplicit [at] gmail.com.
|Bronx||10473||1910 Story Ave||Bruckner Plaza; alleged to be divesting, but who knows? KCos will likely still own it|
|Bronx||10473||1998 Bruckner Blvd||Bruckner Plaza; alleged to be divesting, but who knows? KCos will likely still own it|
|Brooklyn||11201||100 Pierrepont St.||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||117 Adams St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11201||144 Willow St||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||173 Front St||Developed by Megalith, of which Kushner is board member and collaborator|
|Brooklyn||11201||175 Pearl St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11201||177 Front St.||Developed by Megalith, of which Kushner is board member and collaborator|
|Brooklyn||11201||18 Sydney Pl||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||200 Water St.||Developed by Megalith, of which Kushner is board member and collaborator|
|Brooklyn||11201||25-30 Columbia Heights|
|Brooklyn||11201||27 Monroe Pl||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||340 Flatbush Ave. Extension||Lender to Chetrit|
|Brooklyn||11201||38 Monroe Pl||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||51-65 Furman St|
|Brooklyn||11201||55 Prospect St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11201||67 Furman St||Vacant lot purchased 2016|
|Brooklyn||11201||77 Sands St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11201||81 Prospect St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11201||89 Hicks St||“Brooklyn Law”|
|Brooklyn||11201||9 DeKalb||Lender to Chetrit|
|Brooklyn||11201||90 Sands St.||“Dumbo Heights”|
|Brooklyn||11206||215 Moore St.||Lender|
|Brooklyn||11215||169 3 St|
|Brooklyn||11215||175-225 Third Street||Gowanus site|
|Brooklyn||11215||201 3 St|
|Brooklyn||11215||225 3 St|
|Brooklyn||11217||354 State St|
|Brooklyn||11217||356 State St|
|Brooklyn||11249||184 Kent||“Austin Nichols House”|
|Brooklyn||11249||50 N 1 St|
|Brooklyn||11249||52 N 1 St|