News from the Chinatown Tenant Union:

The Chinatown Tenant Union (CTU) is a part of the OUR Waterfront Coalition and has been working with other organizations in Chinatown and the Lower East Side to ensure that there is accountable development around the East River Waterfront. We believe that the community that lives closest to the waterfront – especially low-income people, people of color, and immigrant communities – should be central to any decision-making processes and that any development needs to prioritize the needs of these communities, and not the needs of tourists, the rich, or private developers and big businesses.

This Saturday, July 19th, we will be launching a community visioning process for input into the types of services, programs, and businesses that should occupy the waterfront. We would love for you to come join us, give us your opinions, support the process, and spend the rest of the day playing and eating with us! All for free!

Please contact us for more information or for flyers in Chinese, Spanish, and English at (212) 473-6485. And please spread the word!

Saturday, July 19, 2008
12:00pm – 4:00pm
East River Park Dance Oval
Along the FDR Drive, below Houston Street