Post Tagged with: "Margaret Chin"

Attendees at the recent forum to discuss the Canal Street Triangle (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

What Next for the Canal Street Triangle?

East Asian, Manhattan August 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

World Journal reports on a recent forum held to discuss a redesign of the Canal Street Triangle, long viewed as a gateway to Chinatown.

Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square to oppose Peter Liang’s indictment. (Photo via World Journal)

Protesting to Support Peter Liang

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Police March 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square in Chinatown to protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted in the death of Akai Gurley.

The scene at a vigil in Chinatown for slain NYPD officers. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Vigil in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police January 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

A vigil was held in remembrance of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, sponsored by numerous associations in the neighborhood, The Villager reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Crosswalk on Main St. in Flushing, Queens (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Asian Americans Boost Their Political Clout

Asian Americans are boosting their political clout by getting the vote out and pushing politicians to be more responsive to their needs.

A street vendor on Mulberry St. (Photo via The Villager)

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York August 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

City Council Members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo launch NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Asian, Health July 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin wants better reporting on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in New York (Photo courtesy of

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

Chinatown Working Group (CWG) had to deal with the problem of community members disagreeing on how to develop Chinatown. (Photo via Mingpao)

Redeveloping Chinatown: Opinions Differ

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate July 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

Mingpao finds that there’s a wide range of views on how best to boost Chinatown.

Luis Batista at the ceremony in his honor at the Essex Street Market. Councilmember Margaret Chin is second from right, and Borough President Gale Brewer is fourth from right. (Photo by Zach Williams via the East Villager)

Building the American Dream Via a Grocery

Business, Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan July 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Dominican-born Luis Batista was honored recently for his contributions at the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, the East Villager reports.

Asian Americans for Equality ushers in a new 5,000-square-foot office. (Photo by AAFE's Facebook page)

Forty Years of Fighting for Asian-American Rights

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan February 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

On the 40th anniversary of the founding of Asian Americans for Equality in a Chinatown basement, Sing Tao Daily offers two articles reflecting on the organization’s dramatic impact on the community.

A rendering of the 600-foot tower, which have local residents less than thrilled. (Image from SHoP Architects via Tribeca Trib)

Seaport Tower Plans Put on Hold

Manhattan, Real Estate January 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm

The Hughes Corp. will incorporate community input in its South Street Seaport redevelopment plans, reports Downtown Express.

Photo via Sing Tao Daily

Chinatown Park Closed After 9/11 Finally Opens

East Asian, Environment, Government October 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports that efforts by Chinatown residents to take back James Madison Plaza from the NYPD after 9/11 have paid off. Last week, the park reopened with renovations to the tune of $2 million, an example of a community push coming to fruition.