Thursday, 8/10, 3:30 p.m., in front of 250 Broadway Press Conference and Rally
Council Member Margaret Chin is spreading more lies to cover up her collusion with luxury developers to help them get rich, destroying Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Because of Chin’s wrongdoings, residents are getting evicted, and public housing is falling apart or privatized, small businesses are forced to shut down. We join this press conference and rally organized by 83-85 Bowery residents who are fighting against their slumlord, luxury developers, and Chin who is colluding with these developers to steal our community right out from under us!
Chin says she did not reject the Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan.
Actually, Chin—together with de Blasio–blocked the CWG community-led plan for years. This left us with no height limit in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. That’s why our community has seen so many high-rise luxury buildings going up, including the 80-story Extell on the former Pathmark site, and now three more proposed mega towers on the waterfront. What Chin is pushing is a Chinatown-only plan that excludes Latinos and African-Americans of the Lower East Side from protection. Her plan pits Chinese, Blacks and Latinos against one another, and benefits luxury developers.
Chin says she is “creating a record number of affordable housing units.”
Actually, Chin is helping luxury developers create apartments for the rich. For instance, on SPURA (now called Essex Crossing), Chin ignored the thousands of community members demanding 100% low-income housing on this public land. Instead, Chin worked to make 70% of SPURA’s apartments for wealthier people, leaving only 200 apartments for low-income people and 100 for seniors. Also, Chin and de Blasio are working to privatize and sell NYCHA to developers, encouraging private, luxury development on the land of projects like La Guardia.
MARGARET CHIN NEEDS TO GO!
Please call NMASS at 212-358-0295 to help plan and spread the word!