Post Tagged with: "Community Board 3"

Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza in Queens Community Board 3, which recently started a new committee to address the needs of the neighborhood’s immigrant residents. (Photo by Sadia Haque via City Limits)

Queens CB Adds an Immigration Committee

Immigration, Queens May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Community Board 3, which includes some of the most diverse areas in the country, created a Committee for Immigration Affairs in hopes of addressing issues of importance to immigrants, reports City Limits.

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Gigi Li Off the Ballot for District Leader

Government, Manhattan August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

CB 3 chair Gigi Li will not go on the ballot for district leader against incumbent Jenifer Rajkumar, and Sing Tao Daily examines some of the reaction to the news.

Community Board 3 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Activists Say Chinatown Needs a Municipal ID Center

East Asian, Government, Manhattan March 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Community groups and board members underscored the need for a permanent municipal ID application center in Chinatown to serve the neighborhood’s large immigrant and senior population, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Long-distance bus companies may have to turn to locations outside of the busy streets of Chinatown to get approval for stops. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Long-Distance Bus Company to Establish Stop on Edge of Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation March 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Asian Express Travel’s successful request for a bus stop away from the saturated streets of Chinatown may trigger more long-distance bus companies to turn to relatively remote locations to set up stops, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Chad Marlow (Photo by Lesley Sussman via The Villager)

CB3 Leadership Challenged

Government, Manhattan, Politics May 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Embattled Community Board 3 leader Gigi Li is being challenged for the spot by former Village Independent Democrats president Chad Marlow, community papers report.

Chinatown bus (Photo by Emmanuel N., Creative Commons license)

LES Residents Oppose Long-Distance Buses

East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation May 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Lower East Side residents complained about the transformation of their neighborhood into a “bus terminal” for long-distance bus operators at a recent Community Board 3 meeting, The China Press reports.

CB3 member Ayo Harrington charges that leadership positions are not being given to African Americans and Latinos (Photo by Lesley Sussman via The Villager)

CB 3 Leadership Not Diverse, Member Charges

African American, Government, Latino May 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

An African-American member of Community Board 3 has charged the chairperson with discriminating against African Americans and Latinos in appointments to CB3 committees, subcommittees and task forces, The Villager reports.

Businessman Urges More Latino Representation on LES

Businessman Urges More Latino Representation on LES

Latino, Manhattan February 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Enrique Cruz believes Latinos are underrepresented on Community Board 3, holding only four of the 50 seats, The Lo-Down reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

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.

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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.

A flier urging residents to oppose the bus stop. (Photo by Ai-Shan Wang/The World Journal)

Chinatown Residents Against Proposed Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Stop

East Asian, Transportation September 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Chinatown residents strongly oppose Greyhound and Peter Pan’s plan to build a large bus stop in their community which they feel would pollute and congest the area, the World Journal reported. Community members recently put up fliers urging residents to voice their opposition.

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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.