The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and LES endorses the LESON STRATEGY  to stop the construction of the 4 megatowers in Two Bridges.

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and LES is an association of community groups, elected officials, senior centers, small business, students, workers and families. We are uniting for fight displacement and take control of our community––Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Coalition members (list in formation):

  • 318 Restaurant Workers’ Union
  • Action by the Lower East Side
  • Art Against Displacement
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Chinatown & Lower East Side Artists Against Displacement (CLAAD)
  • Chinese Staff &Workers Association
  • Harlem Consumer Education Council
  • LaGuardia Houses Tenant Patrol
  • Lands End 2 Resident Association
  • Legal Services Staff Association UAW Local 2320
  • Lower East Side Anti-Displacement Project
  • LES Dwellers
  • Mujeres y Hombres Luchadoras
  • National Mobilization Against Sweatshops
  • Orchard Street Block Association
  • Professor Peter Kwong from CUNY-Hunter
  • Project Reach, Sixth Street Community Center
  • Professor Juanita Díaz-Cotto from SUNY-Binghamton
  • Youth Against Displacement


  • Frank’s Chop Shop
  • Legal Services Staff Association UAW Local 2320
  • Movement to Protect the People
  • S & J Grocery Inc.
  • Take Back the Bronx
  • Trinity Lutheran Church of Sunset Park