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Wyndham Garden Chinatown Poised to Open; 128 Hester Tenants Still in Limbo

According to Wyndham Hotels' web site, its new 19-story, 106-room property is opening this summer at 93 Bowery.  The Wyndham Gardens Chinatown, the site proclaims, "starts with a structure similar to a giant shard of blue glass that cuts...

AAFE Celebrates 38 Years, Honors San Francisco Mayor

Dignitaries such as U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Comptroller John Liu, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Council member Margaret Chin came to Chinatown last week to help Asian Americans for Equality celebrate its 38th...

Judge Orders Owner of Fire-Damaged 289 Grand Street to Make Repairs

A big victory today for the residents of 289 Grand Street, who have been fighting for two years to return home to their apartments after a devastating fire.  A housing court judge ruled in their favor, saying the property...

Forsyth Plaza Project Delayed Until June of 2014

Last March. residents got the chance to tell city officials what they'd like to see done with Forsyth Plaza, the triangle at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Asian Americans For Equality, the neighborhood advocacy organization, had received a...

Two Non-Profits at Odds Over Forsyth Produce Market

When it comes to the Forsyth Street produce market, conflict is nothing new. But now a new controversy is brewing -- as two venerable New York City non-profits tussle for control of the sidewalk running alongside the Manhattan Bridge. The...

Grand Street Fire Victims Sue Landlord

A lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of 75 residents left homeless by the devastating fire that ripped through their buildings, 283 and 285 Grand Street, in April of last year. In a news conference held yesterday at the...

Chinatown Activists React to Disappointing Census Results

There's more reaction this morning to last week's 2010 Census report, showing New York's population did not increase nearly as sharply as many city and state officials had predicted.  In Chinatown, the population fell by more than 8%, in...

Asian Politicians Celebrate Gains, Plan for the Future

Last week, hundreds of supporters came to the Jing Fong Restaurant in Chinatown to help the prominent advocacy and housing organization, Asian Americans for Equality, celebrate its 37th anniversary. Dignitaries such as Rep. Anthony Weiner and State Assembly Speaker...

For Sheldon Silver, All in a Day’s Work

Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver has a lot on his plate these days.  This week, Speaker Silver is in the middle of intensive budget negotiations with Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative colleagues. But nevertheless, he managed to make...

Residents Begin Planning Forsyth Plaza

Last week, we checked in on a community visioning session for the Forsyth Plaza project. Thanks to a grant from the city's Public Plaza Program, the desolate triangle adjacent to the Manhattan Bridge is going to get a major...
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Photo: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week: --The NYPD cracked...
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