City Councilwomen Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez said it was one of the biggest in their districts.
Tenants say their landlord has pressured them to accept buyouts and accused them of illegal activity.
The event will showcase longtime small businesses in the struggling retail corridor, organizers said.
Proceeds from the benefit will be donated to local non-profit organization Good Old Lower East Side.
What to do if your New York City apartment is too cold — or too hot — this winter.
Residents of Knickerbocker Village are considering a rent strike after two weeks in the dark and cold.
The Walmart Free NYC coalition cautioned Community Board 3 to be on the lookout for the massive retail chain.
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