When: Sunday, August 21 from 1PM-4PM
Where: Project Reach (39 Eldridge Street, 4th Fl) in Chinatown, Manhattan
How do you want Chinatown/LES to look a few years from now? Rezoning is a tool that sets rules for how neighborhoods look and can preserve affordability or accelerate luxury development depending on who makes the decisions.
A few years ago, CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) joined with other Chinatown/LES stakeholders to create the Chinatown Working Group Rezoning plan. Their plan makes it clear to City Planning what rezoning for and by the community looks like. They now need to ensure Chinatown/LES residents are at the decision-making table as the City determines our future.
Come to CAAAV's August 21 at their Town Hall and join Chinatown residents to learn about the City's rezoning policies, our current Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan, and how we can ensure that rezoning in Chinatown reflects the needs of those who call Chinatown home.
The Town Hall will feature photos that show the drastic changes in Chinatown by CAAAV CTU Member and Chinatown Art Brigade participant David Tang, juxtaposed with older photos of a fading Chinatown. Additionally, it will be interactive and allow opportunities for residents to express their visions for the future of Chinatown.