Post Tagged with: "Margaret Chin"

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Residents Decry ‘Chinatown is Not a Bus Depot’

Business, Manhattan, Transportation October 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

The possibility of more bus stops for the interstate carriers in Chinatown has many frustrated residents up in arms and yet there doesn’t seem to be a legal way to control the growth, reports The Lo-Down.

Paul Vallone, Carlos Menchaca & Margaret Chin (Photos via Facbeook)

Real Estate PAC Gets Mixed Results in Elections

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Labor, Voices' Picks September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

Jobs for New York flooded 22 City Council races with cash but not all returned victories.

Tourists peruse a catalogue of knock-off handbags near Canal Street. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Tribeca Residents Push to Penalize Buyers of Fake Goods

Business, Crime, In the News, Manhattan July 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

A City Council bill that would fine and possibly jail buyers of counterfeit products has garnered renewed attention, with its downtown supporters led by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, reports Tribeca Trib.

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New Regs Come as Few Chinatown Buses Remain

Government, In the News, Transportation June 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

When it comes to the Chinatown-Boston route, only one bus company remains following a series of shutdowns. Downtown Express reports that the city has passed new regulations for intercity buses. Will it help revitalize the bus industry in Chinatown?

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Permit System for Intercity Buses Backfires

Asian, Government, In the News, Transportation April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

The implementation of a new permit system for intercity buses is causing more and more troubles in Chinatown, pitting the community board, shop owners and bus companies, Sing Tao Daily reported in its print edition April 10.

Chinatown business (Photo by Adam Fagen, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Chinese Businesses Wary of Future With Paid Sick Leave

Business, East Asian, Health, In the News, Politics April 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The World Journal speaks to Chinese small business owners who fear that a mandate on paid sick leave would worsen an already dire financial situation.

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Councilwoman Chin Takes Heat Over Seward Park Plan

Asian, Economy, Housing October 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and Lower East Side held a meeting to protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin for supporting of the redevelopment project of Seward Park, the Sing Tao Daily reported.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron expressed their support for more regulations on intercity buses. (Photo via Downtown Express)

New Bus Regulation Unfairly Targets Chinatown, Candidate Claims

Manhattan, Transportation May 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Following a bus crash that left 15 dead and 18 injured last year, the city and the state agreed on a legislation that will regulate intercity buses. But one congressional candidate, Dan O’Connor, said the plan unfairly targets Chinatown bus companies, Downtown Express reported.

Danny Chen's family (Photo from Sing Tao)

Ippies Highlight: Breaking the Story of Pvt. Danny Chen’s Alleged Bullying

Crime, East Asian April 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

To showcase the best New York City journalism in languages other than English published last year, Voices of NY is running translations of articles that won Ippies at last week’s gala. This report from Oct. 10, 2011, by Jacky Tik Wong at the Chinese-language publication Sing Tao Daily, won second place for best investigative/in-depth story.

Yan Liang, a vendor in Chinatown, said she was fined twice for selling a fake toy gun that she thought was authentic.  (Photo by Aline Reynolds/Downtown Express)

Chinatown Vendors Angry about ‘Angry Birds’ Arrests

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan March 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Several Chinatown businesses have complained that they were arrested without warning for selling counterfeit goods that they believed were genuine, Downtown Express reported.

Danny Chen died in an apparent suicide after enduring months of racial taunting and attacks, his family and military investigators allege.

Afghanistan Hearing for Soldier Accused in Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Manhattan February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for today in Afghanistan to determine whether a soldier suspected of involvement in Pvt. Danny Chen’s death should face charges in a military court. Chen’s death has drawn ongoing coverage in the community and ethnic press.