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East Village & Lower East Side »

City to Refund $300K to Chinatown Property Owners

Some Chinatown property owners can expect a combined tax credit of $300,000 from the Dept. of Finance.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Property Owners Claim New BID Overcharged Them

Property owners say they are being forced to pay more taxes than they owe to support the Chinatown BID.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown BID Unanimously Approved by City Council

The Council voted 50-0 to support the creation of a Chinatown Business Improvement District.

Manhattan »

City Scraps $30M Chatham Square Redevelopment

The city is spending the money earmarked for Chatham Square on other downtown projects.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chatham Square Plaza to Get Spruced Up After Skaters Roll Out

Neighbor efforts to rid Kimlau Square of skaters and cyclists have led to more seating in the busy public plaza.

East Village & Lower East Side »

City Orders Skaters and Cyclists Out of Chatham Square

The city recently installed "No Skateboarding" signs in the public plaza and will add guards to prevent skating.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Group Uses Street Cleaning as Carrot and Stick

A group pushing for the creation of a Chinatown BID conditionally offered to cover street cleaning costs through July.

Downtown »

Skateboarders, Cyclists Terrorizing Pedestrians in Chinatown

Chatham Square has become a haven for rogue riders, threatening the safety of Chinatown pedestrians, locals say.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Property Owners Divided Over Business Improvement District

A plan to tax owners to pay for street cleaning in Chinatown gets mixed reactions in the neighborhood.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Groups Worry City Will Exert Too Much Power in Rezoning Push

Organizations within the Chinatown Working Group worry that the city will have too much say in a rezoning plan.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown Community Group Says Park Row Closure 'Constant Reminder' of 9/11

Ray LaHood tells Chinatown Working Group he will contact Dept. of Homeland Security.

Manhattan »

A Quarter of Downtown's Public Space is Off Limits to the Public, Study Finds

More than one third of the Civic Center's open space is restricted by bollards, fences and police officers.

Downtown »

Construction Forces Battery Park City Residents to Take a Detour at Liberty Street Pedestrian Bridge

Downtown residents and workers will need to use a new entrance to the bridge now that one has been blocked by Ground Zero work.

Downtown »

Protesters Press for Quick Decision on Terror Trials

Fear That Donations Could Keep Trials in City

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