‘Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents’ Makes a Splash on Clinton Street
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The nascent community organization – Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents – designated Clinton Street as the block for its public rollout. Its first more visible action was the debut of holiday lighting between East Houston and Delancey. To complement the season’s greetings, light poles along that stretch are now sporting bilingual low-hanging banners.
ALBOR actually owes its existence to the saga surrounding 106 Rivington, an upscale bar-restaurant concept that polarized the neighborhood last year. Then-applicants Jose Orlando Rodriguez and Robert Payne felt spurned by the liquor license failure and decided to create a group determined to put muscle behind the local Hispanic community. To band together much like the Jewish populated section of Grand Street.
To quote their literature, “[ALBOR] will maintain and promote residential and business opportunities for our members. Our belief is that with a vibrant, cohesive community organization and power in numbers, we can ensure better services.”
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