Coalition to Protect Chinatown

LES Community Group Slams CM Chin for Colluding with Developers, Demands She Step Down

Last modified April 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is demanding that Councilwoman Margaret Chin step down. The grassroots organization, which counts more than a dozen other local groups in its ranks, claims that the politician is firmly in the pocket of big-money developers. That’s not a stretch, either. One need only have attended […]

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‘Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City’ Book Launch

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:17 am

Here’s a timely book launch and panel discussion addressing the recent real estate concerns of the neighborhood vis-a-vis rezoning. “Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City” was written as a response to the City’s zoning policies, stating that they have encouraged racial segregation, gentrification and displacement in neighborhoods such as the LES and Chinatown. […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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Opponents of the Mayor’s Controversial Citywide Rezoning Plan Rally at Gracie Mansion Later Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Capitalizing on the surge of momentum from the recent town hall against community displacement, the Coaltion to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is taking the fight to Mayor de Blasio’s front porch. A rally at Gracie Mansion is organized for this evening (4pm-6pm) to “protest Mayor de Blasio’s developer-led zoning plans on the […]

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Town Hall Success: Chinatown and LES Energized Against Displacement, de Blasio Doesn’t Care

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side achieved success with their weekend town hall on Saturday afternoon. It was an event planned to discuss neighborhood displacement and demand that City Hall endorse the Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan. Organizers invited Mayor de Blasio “to attend, calling on him to end Silver’s corrupt legacy of protecting […]

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Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side Invites Mayor de Blasio to Saturday’s Town Hall Meeting Against Displacement

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Galvanized by the recent conviction of disgraced Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, a gaggle of grassroots groups under the umbrella of the Coaltion to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is taking the fight to Gracie Mansion. The broad community-based coalition is hosting a town hall at Seward Park High School on Saturday to discuss neighborhood […]

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Lower East Side and Chinatown, Rise Up! [OP-ED]

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

The following opinion piece was penned by Sophie DeBenedetto, a representative of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and Lower East Side. For the last few weeks, the Lower East Side has been buzzing with news of a new era. Many different sectors of the community have been coming out to support the adoption of a […]

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Local Activists Call on the Pope to Help Stop the Extell Tower Rising on South Street

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

With Pope Francis on his way to town, it’s open season. Everyone is vying for some attention from the Holy See, grabbing at the proverbial tunic. Including the neighborhood activists that together comprise the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. As previously reported, this consortium of local organizations has already planned a […]

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