Nydia Velazquez

Chinatown Street Sweepers Get Boost from Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

With street sweepers at a near standstill citywide these days, a group of volunteers continues to keep Chinatown clean. On their own dime. As previously reported, Chinatown activist Karlin Chan organized a weekly weekend gathering to remove litter and literally scrub down the grimy streets with brooms. Wiping away the garbage truck slime and greasy […]

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Reminder: Who’s on the Local Ballot in Today’s Democratic Primary

Posted June 23, 2020 at 5:12 am

Just a reminder to registered Democrats out there: the Manhattan primaries for the Democratic statewide and Congressional ballots are today, and a lot of incumbent seats are challenged this time around. Here’s how the contenders shape up in relation to the surrounding neighborhoods… In the congressional arena, repping parts of Chinatown, the Lower East Side […]

Chinatown USPS Branch is Now Designated the ‘Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office’

Posted December 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

Today, the United States Post Office branch in Chinatown is receiving an official new designation. On July 24, 2018, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, of New York’s 7th District, introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to designate the Chinatown USPS branch as the “Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office.” It has since been signed as Public Law No: […]

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Comptroller Stringer to Host Lower East Side Town Hall Tomorrow

Posted June 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

Another Lower East Side Town Hall meeting is on the books for tomorrow evening. This go-round will have a financial slant; it’s being hosted by New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer. It’s an informational affair, where folks are encouraged to voice their opinions and learn what the Comptroller’s office is all about, and how it can […]

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Congresswoman Velázquez Calls on DA to Investigate 85 Bowery

Posted April 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

When workers hired by landlord Joseph Betesh (aka 8385 Bowery, LLC) last Wednesday cleared out 85 Bowery, and discarded personal items belonging to its displaced tenants, the disposal immediately touched off a firestorm of animosity on both sides. Outcry continues apace, snowballing into a larger story, with politicians now swarming the scene. To recap: Betesh, […]

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US House of Representatives Approves Amendment to Include 103 Orchard in ‘Tenement Museum Bill’

Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

The federal government is just a few votes away from recognizing the recent expansion of the Tenement Museum. You’ll recall, of course, that the local history hub purchased 103 Orchard Street a couple years ago, and opened a state-of-the-art learning facility and gift shop there in 2011. Last spring, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) introduced an […]

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