Our friends at NYC Partnership for Parks are excited to announce the celebration of the 100th Anniversary
of the Manhattan Bridge, at the East River Park Ampitheater, Sunday,
Oct. 4th at 7:00pm. TimeOut has more about the Centennial festivities here.
It is important to acknowledge the ABSENCE of several notable Chinatown organizations from the celebration . Lin Sing Association, which is 109 years old, located at 46 Mott St. determined that the many horrible deaths that have occurred at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge is nothing to celebrate. In fact today’s Sing Tao newspaper, the largest Chinese language paper in New York, interviews family members of victims of traffic accidents at the Bridge. To date, after over a decade of Chinatown advocates pleading with the City and DOT to improve the situation at the Bridge , nothing has been done.
Following the lead of Lin Sing Association, numerous other clubs and age old support groups have protested the celebration by not appearing on Sunday.
The Chinatown Consolidated Benevolent Association’s board, in opposition to its Board President, Justin Yu, voted NOT to participate. Justin Yu, however, is expected by many to make an appearance.
Justin Yu’s daughter, it is known by many in Chinatown, works for Mayor Bloomberg in his community assistance unit.
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