Daily News: Protestors Slam de Blasio Rezoning Proposal

The people’s mayor is quickly losing the people’s support on the Lower East Side.

That was the message delivered to Mayor de Blasio at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday by a group of more than 100 angry, sign-wielding people protesting proposed neighborhood rezoning.

The predominately Asian, Latino and black demonstrators organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side carried signs that read “No more poor doors!” and “Mayor, we elected you!”Continue Reading

NMASS People First Fundraising Campaign

NMASS People First Fundraising Campaign

Our People First Campaign is uniting community members, workers and community groups across the Lower East Side, Chinatown and around the city to stop the displacement of our low-income community of color. Now, as our anti-displacement organizing takes off around the city, NMASS members, friends and allies have launched the NMASS People First Fundraising Campaign.Continue Reading

NMASS Members Fighting Displacement

NMASS Members Fighting Displacement

Our People First Campaign has been growing city-wide. On December 5th, 700 community members gathered at a historic town hall meeting at the Seward Park High School on Grand Street. They were joined by District Leader Jennifer Rajkumar and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. Mayor de Blasio sent a representative to ask the community to “compromise” on ourContinue Reading

Town Hall Meeting: December 5th

Town Hall Meeting: December 5th

Invitation to Mayor de Blasio:  Meet with the Community and Answer Our Demands Saturday, December 5th at 4pm to 6pm Seward Park High School 350 Grand Street between Ludlow and Essex Twice this fall over 1,000 people marched from Chinatown and the Lower East Side to City Hall demanding Mayor de Blasio take a standContinue Reading

Bowery Boogie: Lower East Side and Chinatown, Rise Up!

Read our Op-Ed in the Bowery Boogie: “For the last few weeks, the Lower East Side has been buzzing with news of a new era. Many different sectors of the community have been coming out to support the adoption of a community rezoning plan. Hundreds of Latino, African American, Chinese and white residents, workers, studentsContinue Reading

October 28th: March Against Displacement

October 28th: March Against Displacement

When New York City adopted the major East Village Rezoning in 2008, Chinatown and the Lower East Side were intentionally excluded. The wealthier white residents of the East Village got height restrictions and zoning protections for their neighborhood, while high-rise, luxury development was pushed into our community. Now the NYC Department of City Planning refusesContinue Reading

Chinatown and LES unite in march against displacement, demand mayor de blasio protect entire community

Chinatown and LES unite in march against displacement, demand mayor de blasio protect entire community

On Friday, residents, workers, local business owners, students and concerned community members-including children and elderly-of the Lower East Side and Chinatown rallied at the site of the controversial 80-story luxury tower being built by Extell. Hundreds of community members and supporters protested the building of a luxury building in their backyard and demanding Mayor deContinue Reading

Sept. 25th : March Against Displacement!

Sept. 25th : March Against Displacement!

Have we had enough of high rents? Enough of tall luxury condos, subsidized with tax-payer $$, jacking up property taxes? Enough of seeing our favorite stores like Pathmark shut down? Enough of our school programs and senior centers being cut? It’s time to march to City Hall to tell Mayor de Blasio that we’ve hadContinue Reading

Thanks to Everyone for a Great Summer Picnic

Thanks to Everyone for a Great Summer Picnic

Yesterday, NMASS members and their family and friends headed up to Welch Lake in Harriman State Park for our yearly NMASS Summer Picnic. Folks brought food and drinks for themselves and their families and to share with friends and other members. Some members organized kids games (many of which involved water balloons!), in addition toContinue Reading

Sign the Petition: Stop the Racist Extell Development

Sign the Petition: Stop the Racist Extell Development

Dear Mayor De Blasio, We are concerned about the displacement of low-income working families and small businesses from the Lower East Side and Chinatown. The ultra-luxury Extell development on the former Pathmart site (227 Cherry Street) is racist and will devastate our low-income community of color. It should not be built. We do not needContinue Reading

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