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Amid Manhattan Gentrification, a Village Endures

Featured Posts, History, Housing August 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Amid the high-rent apartments and expensive restaurants that have made the Lower East Side a hipster destination, how did East 4th Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery remain such a village? Partly by chance, and partly through half a century of visionary community organizing, writes Chris Brandt, a longtime resident, for Voices of NY.

On July 13, Asian Americans for Equality held a press conference to protest a new hotel owned by William Su. (Sam Spokony via The Villager)

Voices in Focus: Tenant Advocates Protest New Chinatown Hotel

Housing, LGBTQ July 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Today we have mix of news, arts and lifestyle coverage from New York’s ethnic and community press, including a Chinatown advocacy group calling for a boycott of a soon-to-open hotel; a historic LGBT site set to be demolished; saris on sale during Ramadan; and the 35th Annual Asian-American International Film Festival.

This building at 19 Mott St., owned by Jan Lee, is one of many that were recently taxed to support the Chinatown BID. (Photo by DNAinfo/Julie Shapiro)

Voices in Focus: As Israel Boycott at Co-op Falls, Anti-Boycott Movement Rises

History, Politics March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Two activists who oppose Israel boycotts are profiled in The Jewish Week; Chinatown businesses question their first bill from a new business improvement district; a Harlem historian plans a “Freedom Trail” of abolitionist sites in New York City; and a Bowery newsstand owner gets a temporary reprieve.

Rabbi Dov Korn, right, is co-director of the new Chabad Serving NYU on the Bowery. (Photo via Jewish Week)

Chabad Houses Augur Jewish Gentrification Downtown and Uptown

Housing, Religion March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

Chabad Houses in Harlem and on The Bowery are harbingers of Jewish gentrification, The Jewish Week argues. The paper called the Chabad-Lubavitch movement a “American Jewry’s canary in the coal mine, sensing the stirrings of an emerging Jewish community and moving in.”

Photo by Julie Shapiro

Chinatown Newsstand Owner Wins Temporary Reprieve

In the News, Manhattan, New York March 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A woman who runs a 35-year-old newsstand in Chinatown won a small victory with a one-month delay of her eviction, for being 3 inches too close to the building she faces. At a recent community board meeting, local pols and residents came out to support her fight to stay put.

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