Another Year, Another Plea to Open Park Row in Chinatown
The Chinatown community has fought a long – and so far fruitless – battle to reopen Park Row at Chatham Square. The area in front of One Police Plaza was closed after the September 11th attacks. In spite of repeated requests from local elected officials, city and federal agencies, including the New York City Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, have balked. Today, elected representatives are renewing their plea. The letter below to Mayor de Blasio was signed by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, State Sen. Daniel Squadron, State Assembly member Sheldon Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council member Margaret Chin.