“中國城將出現流動「菜市場」”

2016-06-13 – 星島日報

本報華盛頓訊:華盛頓DC很少有銷售亞洲新鮮食蔬的市場或超市,這對中國城附近的亞洲居民生活造成很多不便。

華盛頓市長亞太裔事務辦公室為了解決這個問題,給市民提供便利,攜手Arcadia Mobile Market在中國城設立流動農貿市場銷售點,為當地居民解決買菜難的問題。流動市場為他們提供便宜的、有機的、從附近農場採摘來的新鮮蔬菜、水果、肉類、蛋類、奶類農產品。

流動農貿市場點接受各類糧票,使用部分糧票還可享受五折優惠。符合標準的低收入人群還可以在現場領取10元代金券。

時間:6月1日起─10月每周三上午10-12點,啟動儀式時間:6月15日上午10點,地點:華盛頓中國城Wah Luck House門前(800 6th St. NW),參加人員:市長亞太裔事物辦公室主任、副主任、其他政府機構負責人、流動市場負責人、當地華人社團組織負責人等。

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“Edmonton conference asks how to save North America’s Chinatowns”

May 28, 2016 – Edmonton Sun

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Chinatowns across North America started as gateways for immigrants and turned into thriving hubs for Asian food and culture.

But with rising rents, gentrification, declining resident populations and competition from suburban amenities, the future of many Chinatowns is looking increasingly uncertain.

An international conference coming to Edmonton will ask how to save North America’s Chinatowns.

“Our over-arching question is, ‘Will there be any Chinatowns in the future?” said conference organizer Lan Chan.

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“The Great Fall of Chinatown”

May, 23, 2016 – Washingtonian

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Thirty years ago, if you wanted the best Chinese food in the area, you’d go to Chinatown. The DC neighborhood around Sixth and H streets, Northwest, offered a wealth of Szechuan and Cantonese eateries, many of which were regulars on our annual best-restaurants list. You could get your shopping done, too: Markets thrived, and families who’d moved out of the neighborhood would return to stock their kitchens.
Now? The food markets are gone, and if you want the area’s best Chinese food, you go to Rockville.
How did Chinatown become virtually devoid of anything Chinese? By losing most of its Chinese residents. In 1970, there were roughly 3,000; today, the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs sets that number below 600. Many are elderly residents of two low-income housing developments.

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“Squeezed By Rents, Stagnant Incomes, Communities Find Solutions: Report”

May, 11, 2016 – NBC News

Incomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have failed to keep up with the rising cost of living, a troubling trend that has caused displacement, overcrowding, and homelessness for thousands of low-income families, according to a report to be released Wednesday.

Compiled by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, the report surveyed 15 AAPI and Native Hawaiian neighborhoods across eight states and the District of Columbia. It found, among other things, that tenants and small businesses were most susceptible to being displaced, while some families whose businesses and jobs have served wealthier new residents have fared better economically than low-income AAPIs.

Maxim Coffee House in Boston closed its doors in 2015 after 33 years, due to loss of lease. Sahra Vang Nguyen / NBC News

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“National CAPACD & CNHA Release Report on Displacement in AAPI Neighborhoods”

May. 11, 2016 – National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

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The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) released Our Neighborhoods: Asian American & Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies at their report launch today. This timely report highlights twenty-four innovative strategies used by community-based organizations across the country to address the increasing displacement of residents and small businesses in their neighborhoods, using the local context as a springboard for federal policy recommendations.

View our report and press release here.

Chinatown

Vimeo – Rent to Stream Documentary

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Genre – Documentary
Duration – 26 minutes
Availability – Worldwide

Set in the historic Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., this observational documentary provides an insight into the impact of gentrification on the daily lives of its residents. The film intimately follows three residents over the course of a year. Their stories give voice to the community’s attempt to preserve the culture and heritage they value.

“华府唐人街的变迁”

2016-04-01 –  侨报

1953年华盛顿华埠庆祝酒家开张。

1953年华盛顿华埠庆祝酒家开张。

曾经热闹非凡的华盛顿华埠。Sam

曾经热闹非凡的华盛顿华埠。Sam Wong 供图

【侨报记者何心怡华盛顿报道】作为老一代移民的落脚地,全美很多城市的华埠逐渐凋零,华盛顿华埠也不例外,人口急剧减少,但是,作为海外华人的精神家园和文化象征,“华埠”仍凝聚著海外华人的向心力,正在成为华人和华裔的文化符号。

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