A Hate Crime in Chinatown Sows Division in Response [OP-ED]

Posted June 14, 2021 at 5:08 am

The random attack on a 55-year-old woman in the heart of Chinatown shattered the relative sense of security in the neighborhood. Following this sucker-punch incident in front of 65 Bayard Street, activists demanded reaction from lame-duck de Blasio or any of the mayor hopefuls. It was the opposite – a real shitshow typical of Chinatown […]

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Jing Fong Workers Protest Dining Room Closure and Rumored Shutdown

Posted March 4, 2021 at 5:09 am

Despite the brisk weather, several dozen union members and Jing Fong employees rallied Tuesday morning in front of the East West Bank on Centre Street to save save the iconic dim sum restaurant. Advocates called on the Chu family, which owns the Elizabeth Street property (and the aforementioned bank), to stop killing Chinatown and to keep […]

Outside the Tenement Museum, 14 Arrested Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policy

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:05 am

The New York Immigrant Coalition organized a mass protest yesterday evening in response to President Trump’s immigration policies. Specifically, proposed changes (announced Saturday) to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which could potentially restrict green cards for low-income immigrants. The well-attended action took place during rush hour at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets, (appropriately) […]

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LES Community Group Slams CM Chin for Colluding with Developers, Demands She Step Down

Last modified April 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is demanding that Councilwoman Margaret Chin step down. The grassroots organization, which counts more than a dozen other local groups in its ranks, claims that the politician is firmly in the pocket of big-money developers. That’s not a stretch, either. One need only have attended […]

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Former Tenants of 128 Hester Street Demand Relocation Payments from Landlord 7 Years After Demolition and Displacement

Posted December 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Seven years a blight. The junkyard that is now 128 Hester Street remains an urban wasteland, and doubles as icon of developer greed. It’s a dangerous pit of detritus cordoned off with chain-link fencing. There has been no activity here since the building demolition displaced eight families in 2009. It began with alleged neglect by […]

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“Stop the Youth Violence” Rally Planned for Thursday

Posted January 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

End the East Side violence. That’s the message behind a community rally scheduled for Thursday evening.

Danny Chen Rally for Justice Planned for Tomorrow

Last modified August 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

The Lower East Side community was dealt a blow last week with the slap-on-the-wrist verdict in the Danny Chen case.

Another Rally Planned to Save Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted August 17, 2011 at 6:18 am

A few weeks after a highly-visible rally outside Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway, organizers have just planned another such get-together for August 23.

Bialystoker Nursing Home Closing; Rally Planned Today

Posted August 3, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Bialystoker Nursing Home, a fixture of the Lower East Side community for eighty years, is set to close its doors in October. More after the jump!

Rally of Mourning for 35 Cooper Square Tonight

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Today at 6 pm, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is hosting a rally of mourning outside the now-demolished 35 Cooper Square. Details after the jump!