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Chinatown Working Group Holds Public Info Session June 18

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The Chinatown Working Group, an organization that’s been trying for several years to create a neighborhood master plan, is holding a public meeting next week. Here’s the info:

The Chinatown Working Group will be hosting a Public Information Session, co-sponsored by Manhattan Commmunity Board 3, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at Middle School 131, 100 Hester Street, Manhattan. Pratt Center/Collective will make a presentation on their report, Preserving Affordability and Authenticity, for the general public. Translation will be available in Chinese and Spanish. Come learn about recommendations for the development and support of Chinatown and its surrounding areas.

Earlier this year, Community Board 3 gave tentative approval (with a few conditions) for a portion of the plan covering preservation in “subgroup a,” in the historic heart of Chinatown.  But the group suffered a setback when one of Chinatown’s most influential groups, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, opposed the proposal.

You can read more about the Chinatown Working Group here.

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  1. From CCBA’s web site:

    “In the monthly CCBA board meeting, all board members voted
    for CCBA’s position to oppose the Chinatown Working Group’s proposal,
    which listed some of the buildings of CCBA member organizations as “Buildings of Historic
    Significance”. CCBA will notify the elected officials
    and the community boards our opposition against the

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