Chinatown Block Watch

With Uptick in Crimes Against Asians, Mayor’s ‘Bias Crimes’ Forum is Biased [OP-ED]

Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

Did this just happen? Chinese, and Asians in general, have been the target of xenophobia and racial harassment since the outbreak of Covid-19. Locally in New York City, there have been several attacks that hit the mainstream media, including: A man harassed an Asian straphanger, repeatedly ordering him to move, then sprayed him with Febreze; […]

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On Patrol with the Chinatown Block Watch

Posted May 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month, we broke news about the formation of a grassroots group of guardians in Chinatown. The Chinatown Block Watch. Through periodic patrols, the force aims to curb the uptick of harassment citywide against Asians – often blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. Bowery Boogie contributor Aidan Elias spent a recent afternoon embedded with Chinatown […]

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Nascent ‘Chinatown Block Watch’ Patrols and Protects

Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

There are some new guardian angels in town, organized to protect the streets of Chinatown. Chinatown Block Watch, as it’s called, takes a page from the grassroots Guardian Angels – neighbors looking out for neighbors. The streets of Chinatown and the Lower East Side are pretty quiet these days, with few pedestrians even during daytime, […]