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

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 real estate interests over the people’s interests by endorsing a community-led rezoning plan.”

Approximately seven hundred people showed up to Seward Park High School, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar (65th Assembly District)…

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