The Civic Center Residents Coalition was formed shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 to address street shutdowns including Park Row, rerouting of MTA bus routes and rampant government permit placard abuse. C.C.R.C. is comprised of residential complexes Chatham Green, Chatham Towers, Southbridge Towers and Chinatown area local businesses and residents.
Monday, June 13, 2011
World Journal Coverage of No-BID protest Rally - translation - ourChinatown.org
Opposition of Chinatown BID Heard
Dozens of concerned Chinatown property and small business owners opposed and protested against the pending Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID) plan. They gathered at Kim Lau Square yesterday morning to announce that this plan will have disastrous impact on the community. They worried that a B.I.D. will destroy existing small businesses and affordable housing. They also said that City Councilwoman Margaret Chin only promotes her own political agenda and ignores other opinions. The New York City Council will vote on this matter later this month.World Journal (C2)