“Concerns about the creation of ‘mega jails’ have hounded the plans to close the jails on Rikers Island since before the historic vote in 2019. It has served as a useful boogeyman for opponents of the Rikers closure plan, especially in Manhattan. It’s also a fabrication.”
“It’s easy to cast all opposition to developments as NIMBY, but this ignores crucial racial and economic differences between neighborhoods and disparities in who has the power to decide the future of their communities.”
Nine Democratic candidates are running in the City Council District 1 primary for a seat based in Lower Manhattan, replacing term-limited Councilmember Margaret Chin.
‘As the world’s melting pot, New York City must be welcoming to people from every corner of the Earth. Our city’s diversity, including our 1.2 million Asian neighbors, is what makes us the greatest city in the world.’
A single positive test and a precautionary disinfection triggered a social-media storm that threatens a long-standing retailer.
Early results indicate the Democrat won nearly four out of five votes in the Manhattan district that includes Chinatown.
The City Council allowed the charge to help struggling businesses cover costs. But owners fear steeper charges might drive away customers.
Eateries like Golden Mandarin Court, Amazing 66 and Hope Shing are shuttering after months of quarantine restrictions and decreased tourism. ‘It’s been four months now. It’s not getting any better,’ one owner said.
For the city’s borough-based jail plan, this is a temporary halt, not a permanent rest. And for the community members fighting the plan, there’s still a long way to go.
‘Nowhere is America’s problematic relationship to Chinese-Americans more apparent than on Doyers Street in Chinatown, Manhattan. To many, it’s the Bloody Angle.’