We need relief ASAP. Please sign the petition link in bio or at bit.ly/smallbzandworkers. We can also send mutual aid to Carlos by mail, DM if you would like to contribute a small amount!
Join AAD & 60+ other orgs, as well as 6k+ individuals in calling for an immediate moratorium on evictions, a statewide rent freeze, and the closure of housing court. ⛓in bio to add your name! #covid19 is a health crisis that is only worsened by housing instability and homelessness. Do not throw people from their homes in the midst of a pandemic due to the greed of landlords! We call on our elected officials to protect the people and act now. @nycmayor @nygovcuomo @andreastewartcousins @cheastie @coreyjohnsonnyc @jumaane.williams @ericadamsfornyc @ruben_diaz_jr @galeabrewer @nychealthy #closehousingcourts #evictionmoratorium #wecantwait #noevictions #healthnotevictions
GUESS WHAT. 😱 WE WON OUR LAWSUIT ‼️‼️‼️‼️ Today Judge Engoron ruled in favor of the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors #booyah 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 He said City Planning was obligated to prove the towers wouldn't violate access to air, light, and neighborhood character--and they failed to do so. What's progressive about Engoron's decision is that courts typically defer to the city agencies. Engoron went out of his way to say he won't defer to City Planning, and that any time it seeks to modify the zoning in the future, there must be proof that light, air, and neighborhood character won't be harmed. A deeper legal analysis of the ruling and what it means for the #notowersnoconpromise campaign is forthcoming. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥But this is a HUGE victory. Thank you to every single person 🌸 who signed a petition, hung a poster, came out to a rally, and talked about this with their friends and neighbors. 🌊 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊THE TIDE IS TURNING PEOPLE we said #NOTOWERSNOCOMPROMISE & we meant it ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
Very excited to announce this open call by @citygroupnyc 💯 calling all architects, designers, and visual folks! 🗣 Join us in envisioning a future with the #ChinatownWorkingGroup Plan, a community-led rezoning plan that aims to protect NYC’s Chinatown & Lower East Side neighborhoods from over-development and displacement. The goal of the project is to create images that clearly communicate the plan’s rules to residents in the neighborhood. 👉We will therefore produce a series of street-level perspectives of future buildings on sites within the CWG Plan to illustrate the potential of the plan to preserve the character of the neighborhood and define development that serves all residents. 💫 The 2014 Chinatown Working Group plan was the result of years of consensus-building in three languages among over thirty community organizations who came together as the Chinatown Working Group (CWG) in order to develop strategies for countering increasing resident displacement due to rising rents, land use changes, redevelopment, and tenant harassment. The plan puts forward a number of policy proposals across several subdistricts; these proposals include the creation of historic districts, height limits, maintaining public ownership of NYCHA redevelopment sites, as well as rezoning for increased density. It is a celebration of New York City’s rich immigrant history and the contributions that waves of immigrants have made and continue to make to New York City’s economy and culture, and a strategy for preserving one of the last remaining areas of affordability in a borough that is becoming increasingly unaffordable for most New York City residents. In 2016, the de Blasio administration and City Council rejected the plan, saying that it was too “ambitious,” 😑 and Chinatown remains without a rezoning plan, unlike the neighboring East Village. ☹️ Despite official denial of the plan, there remains strong neighborhood support for a comprehensive plan that protects the vibrant, mixed-use, affordable urban environment of Chinatown & the LES.👏 🔗in bio #passthecwg #notowersnocompromise #nycnot4sale
The annual #lunarnewyear celebration is tomorrow! Extraordinary times add splendor, people! There will be lion dancing and a raffle. Celebrate worker solidarity in Chinatown. You might not know it yet, but that includes you! 🥰
Just gonna leave this here.... happy valentines day to everyone except real estate developers 😘
Join us on Tuesday, Feb 11th to watch 2 rare films from the NYPL crypt! Only on 16mm. LES old heads and new heads welcome. Our monthly meeting will commence at 6:30, screening will be 7-8pm in the Seward Park Library lower level, 192 E Bway. Wheelchair accessible.
It’s officially the #yearoftherat and as New Yorkers 😏 don’t you think that should give us home field advantage? ✨ 2 years ago we helped host a New Years feast for the #85Bowery tenants who were just coming off their first hunger strike. A lot can happen in a year. 🌬
Photos from Monday’s rally by Janette Lu 🥰 #notowersnocompromise #passthecwg