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‘Chinatown Art Brigade’ Takes a Stand with Anti-Gentrification Projections [INTERVIEW]

Last modified September 30, 2016 at 9:50 pm

“Gentrification is Modern Colonialism,” read the illuminated stencil above the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets. That was but one message that traveled through the neighborhood last Saturday night. These rather straightforward projections come courtesy of the Chinatown Art Brigade, which roams the namesake area armed with a light projector and a mantra of anti-gentrification. We […]

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14-Year Old Boy Went Missing on Hester Street Over the Weekend

Posted March 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

Police are looking for a 14-year old boy who went missing on March 28, at about 12:30pm. Alexander Lin was last seen inside the residential 48 Hester Street, which is just across the street from CAAAV. He was in the confines of the 7th Precinct at the time. According to the CAAAV Facebook page,  Lin has a […]

‘Meow Parlour’ on Hester Street is Your Best Chance to Play with Cats in Cafe Setting

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:48 am

Catching up on some news from yesterday. A permanent cat cafe is coming to the Lower East Side. Yes, this is now a thing. It was only a matter of time before this happened, especially after the success of the Purina pop-up at 168 Bowery over the summer. Meow Parlour, born and bred by Christina […]

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Gov. Cuomo Subpoenas Marolda Properties for Tenant Harassment in Chinatown

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Public officials are finally recognizing the enemies besieging rent regulated tenants all around the Lower East Side and Chinatown. At least partially. While Steve Croman is investigated (and sued) for harassing rent-regulated tenants, another controversial landlord is in hot water. Marolda Properties is accused of similar tactics at three of its Chinatown properties, including ongoing […]

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Rent Hike Forces Chinatown Advocacy Group ‘CAAAV’ to Move Across Hester Street

Posted January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ready the trucks, CAAAV is on the move… The leasing sign hangs in the front window clear as day. After a two-year stint, 46 Hester Street is no longer the headquarters for CAAAV (“Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence). They’re not moving too far, though. A spokesman for the grassroots Chinese advocacy group notes that the new […]

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81 Bowery Tenants Return Home; Still No Hot Water

Posted July 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

The previously evicted tenants of 81 Bowery were allowed back into their homes on June 23 after three months in exile.

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81 Bowery Tenants Remain Homeless 3 Months After Eviction

Posted June 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

81 Bowery remains a proverbial thorn in the side of Chinatown. Back on March 7, the fourth floor SRO was liquidated by the fire department due to hazardous living conditions.

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Displaced Tenants Protest Eviction from 81 Bowery

Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:15 am

Despite the Easter holiday, recently-displaced tenants of 81 Bowery turned out yesterday to protest their eviction.

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Update on the Tenant Eviction at 81 Bowery

Posted March 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

Last Thursday afternoon, the embattled SRO at 81 Bowery was liquidated thanks in large part to a CNN exposé.

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Report: SRO Tenants at 81 Bowery Evicted Again Yesterday

Posted March 8, 2013 at 6:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, another crackdown ensued, with the FDNY vacating the premises.

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