City Council members and other elected officials just wrapped up a press conference urging anyone with information about a series of attacks on the LES to come forward. The news conference was organized by Councilmember Margaret Chin in response to five incidents targeting older Asian women. Police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes. If you have any info call Crimestoppers. Contact details in the previous post.
Rosario Dawson and Tina Huang flanked by Girls Club members at 2008 gala. Photos by Jamie Chiu via guestofaguest.com
Actress Rosario Dawson will direct a special benefit reading of selections of Eve Ensler‘s new book, “I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World,” on Monday evening at P.S. 122 at 6:30pm. The performance will feature 20 girls who are members of the LES Girls Club and will be introduced by Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.
As we mentioned this morning, police are investigating the attacks on five Asian women on the Lower East Side in the last couple of weeks. The incidents are being investigated as hate crimes. In the surveillance video below, you’ll see three young men and two women waiting for their victim in the lobby of an apartment building. The women apparently beat their victims as the men watch.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. agreed yesterday to award a $150,000 grant to the Chinatown Working Group (CWG), a broad-based community organization developing a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood. The grant will be used to hire a planning firm, to finalize a proposal that will be submitted to New York City’s Planning Commission later this year.