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–There was a big rally in Columbus Park to make a strong stand against racist and misogynistic violence against Asian women. [Channel 11]

–More civilian groups are coming together to protect vulnerable residents in Chinatown and other Asian American enclaves across the city. [The New York Times]

–The Chinatown banker, Thomas Sung, says he’s not surprised by the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans: “My prediction always has been that this situation is going to get worse before it gets better.” [PBS/Frontline]

–Police at the 7th Precinct pulled out their guns and tasers after a man walked into the station house and allegedly threatened officers with a kitchen knife. [New York Post]

–The city finally releases a mostly unredacted version of a study on East River Park resiliency plans. [AM New York]

–The revised plan for a large new tower at 250 Water St. still met with significant opposition from activists at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing. [The Architect’s Newspaper]

–The new film about human smuggling, “Snakehead,” a fictional story based on the Chinatown figure “Sister Ping,” is hitting the film festival circuit. [Shoot Publicity Wire]

–15 restaurants to try out on the Lower East Side from Robert Sietsema, including: Peppa’s (the jerk chicken spot on Stanton Street), Rebel (a new Haitian restaurant on Clinton Street) and The Bun Hut, which serves Asian-Caribbean food. [Eater]

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