Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Protest Rally Against The Chinatown B.I.D. - Property Owners have their say

For Immediate Release:
Jan Lee, 917-710-7503
Stephen Cheung, 212-226-8400
Song Mei Rong, 917-771-6006

Media Advisory

Community Opposes Chinatown Business Improvement District and Its Disastrous Impact on Small Businesses and Working Class Families

Councilmember Margaret Chin Criticized for Favoring Outside Developers
And Ignoring Community Needs

Who: Concerned Chinatown small business owners, workers and residents
Coalition Against the Chinatown BID

What: Press Conference

When: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11AM

Where: Kim Lau Square, also known as Chatham Square plaza

Why: Chinatown small business and property owners, residents, and workers oppose the proposed Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID) because it will destroy existing small businesses and affordable housing. While ignoring all opposition to the Chinatown BID, City Councilmember Margaret Chin is promoting her political agenda. She has promoted only the B.I.D. and ignored all other options. The Chinatown BID is not in the public’s interest and primarily serves to promote outside developers’ interests in encouraging luxury, high-rise development along Canal Street and throughout Chinatown.

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