“‘De Blasio must go!’ Group demands mayor resign for rezoning snub”

November 3, 2016 – The Villager

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BY KARI LINDBERG | With passionate chants of “Racism No More,” “New York City Not For Sale” and “De Blasio, Step Down,” members the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and Lower East Side kicked off their protest outside City Hall last Wednesday.

Around 100 protestors, mainly older Chinese and Latinos, came out alongside activists, wearing signs in English, Spanish and Chinese saying “De Blasio, Step Down” and “Stop Ethnic Racism.” They called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to leave office for failing to protect Asian, African-American and Latino communities from being displaced.

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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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媒體報道:市府發展許可委員會關於喜士定街 288號及唐人街關注組的集會

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Media Coverage: City’s Development Permit Board Meeting on 288 E. Hastings and Chinatown Concern Group’s Rally

Jan. 25, 2016

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“華埠擬建新大樓 店家被迫搬遷 關注組織籲重視長者需求 出席下周一審批會”

2016-01-23  – 明報

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【明報專訊】華埠喜士定東街(E. Hastings St.)夾歌雅街(Gore Ave.)西南角的開發規劃去年揭盅,溫市府「發展許可委員會」(Development Permit Board)將於下周一(25日)開會審批,一批關注華埠發展的民眾將於當天前往溫市政府表達反對項目的心聲。

此一開發項目位於喜士定東街288號,為一棟12層高的大廈,位於當地的數間華人商店去年9月接到搬遷通知,卡麗基社區行動計劃(Carnegie Community Action Project)旗下「唐人街關注組」的梁偉安表示,這些商店的搬遷對當地生活機能有重大的影響。

梁偉安指出,華埠有許多低收入華裔長者居住,這些商店所提供的服務符合他們的需求,但店家被迫搬遷後,長者都不知道該如何解決自己的生活所需。

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“City set to approve first Downtown Eastside tower with 60-percent social-housing requirement”

Jan. 22, 2016 – The Georgia Straight

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A new apartment complex planned for the intersection of East Hastings and Gore streets is attracting negative attention from housing advocates despite the project including a major component of social housing.

The 12-storey building proposed for 288 East Hastings heads to the development-permit board for final approval on Monday (January 25).

In addition to 68 units renting at the market rate, the proposal includes 34 units to rent at the welfare rate of $375 a month plus another 70 units nonmarket rental. Nevertheless, the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) has planned a demonstration to take place at City Hall to coincide with the permit-board meeting.

“We want 100% social housing at welfare rate with shops for the low-income and Chinese community!” reads a CCAP poster that’s been distributed online and throughout the neighbourhood.

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“New developments in Vancouver’s Chinatown leave residents concerned about heritage”

Jan. 13, 2016 – CBC News

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New buildings in Vancouver’s Chinatown are prompting concern among residents about the changing character of the historic neighbourhood.

After nearly 35 years, Chinese Herbs Enterprises is moving from its East Hastings Street location. Developer Wall Financial is demolishing the building the iconic store has been operating in since it opened, along with the one next to it.

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“Wisdom Fortune to build 152-room boutique hotel in Sydney Chinatown”

Jan. 18, 2016 – Australian Financial Review – http://www.afr.com/real-estate/wisdom-fortune-to-build-152room-boutique-hotel-in-sydney-chinatown-20160118-gm87cr

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Newcomer developer Wisdom Fortune has lodged plans to convert a five-storey warehouse in the Sydney central business district into a 152-room boutique hotel for $13.75 million.

The private company, headed by Stanley Fang and Fung Wa Wong, will also build a three-storey rooftop extension to “Buckle Chambers” at the corner of Sussex and Liverpool streets, which will serve as a new cafe or rooftop bar.

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“Peter McInnes’ Liverpool’s Chinatown redevelopment is “one of the most original developments in the UK”

Jan. 18, 2016 – PRWEB UK – http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13169430.htm

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Development agency, North Point Global are set to begin working on the urban redevelopment of Liverpool’s Chinatown following approval by Liverpool City Council in December 2015.

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Development agency, North Point Global are set to begin working on the urban redevelopment of Liverpool’s Chinatown following approval by Liverpool City Council in December 2015.
The £200 million project is expected to be completed by mid-2017 and includes plans for 850 new homes, businesses, leisure facilities, a hotel and a Chinese shopping area. It will also see the transformation of a largely derelict land which is set in the heart of Liverpool Chinatown and spans over two hectares.

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