Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side organizes March Against Displacement on Sept. 25
Friday, Sep 4, 2015
As a result, luxury condos and hotels have flooded into Chinatown and the Lower East Side. A stark example is Extell's 72-story luxury tower at 250 South Street (a/k/a "One Manhattan Square") with 802 market rate condo units, and a separate 14-story tower of "affordable units" for low-income tenants. Such luxury buildings have caused property taxes and rents to skyrocket throughout the neighborhood. At the same time, developers have received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars through New York City's 421-a tax abatement program, while low-income tenants are being harassed and pushed out of their homes. These resources could be used instead to fund public schools, senior centers, housing for low-income people, and social services.
On September 25, we call on New Yorkers to join the March Against Displacement, from 227 Cherry Street (the Extell development site) to City Hall, to hold the City accountable to the people and small businesses of Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and all neighborhoods across the city facing gentrification and displacement.
318 Restaurant Workers Union, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Chinese Staff & Workers' Association, District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar, District Leader Pedro Cardi, LaGuardia Houses Tenant Patrol, LandsEnd2 Resident Association, Lower East Side Anti-Displacement Project, Mujeres y Hombres Luchadoras, National Mobilization Against SweatShops, Orchard Street Block Association, Professor Peter Kwong from CUNY-Hunter, Project Reach, Sixth Street Community Center, Professor Juanita Diaz-Cotto from SUNY-Binghamton
Friday, September 25, 2015
227 Cherry Street (old Pathmark site), 4 pm
AALDEF, 212.966.5932, firstname.lastname@example.org