To stop the government’s collusion with developers and landlords to enrich themselves and displace us, our services, and our jobs, we are:
Organizing with the community to challenge the city’s approval of four high-rise luxury towers on the Lower East Side & Chinatown waterfront in violation of people’s environmental rights.
Protesting the eviction of Chinatown’s largest restaurant, Jing Fong restaurant by luxury developer, banker, and MOCA co-chair Jonathan Chu and calling for the return of the $35 million the museum received from the City to not oppose the City’s plan to construct a mega-jail in Chinatown.
Calling for lower rents at Knickerbocker Village (KV) where after receiving millions in government aid to make repairs, the owner claims repairs are only possible if it sells KV to luxury developer L+M. The N.Y. State Division of Housing and Community Renewal is helping L+M to broker this illegal sale of KV that would displace residents, but KV residents halted the sale!
Working with the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side to demand protection from the rampant real estate speculation and displacement in the community by passing the Chinatown Working Group (CWG) Rezoning Plan.
NMASS is a proud member of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side