Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser Planned for Displaced Businesses of 70 Mulberry Fire

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 at 5:03 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

The Chinatown community is coming together to raise funds for the organizations displaced by the five-alarm fire at 70 Mulberry Street.

The “Chinatown Fire Relief” fundraiser will feature a special performance by Juicy Liu; music by The NY Fox, Hailin Liu, Tin, and Dolltr!ck; and jewelry, paintings, and photography by Asian American artists. Assemblywomen Yuh Line Niou is slated to deliver remarks. All proceeds will go directly to the organizations who have been displaced – Chen Dance Center, Chinatown Manpower Project, Chinese-American Planning Council, Museum of Chinese in America, and United East Athletics Association. 

The event will be held this Saturday (March 7) at 301 Henry Street. Tickets available here

As previously reported, the city confirmed last week that the top floors of 70 Mulberry have been inaccessible since the fire, and that the historic school building (erected 1892) will be demolished.

“The City determined that the first phase of deconstruction is necessary due to extensive, irreparable damage to the building,” the Department of Citywide Administrative Services said in a statement last week. “During deconstruction, the city will be able to access parts of the building that have remained inaccessible to date due to unsafe conditions.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to published reports.

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