Getting LES Ready: Create a Community-Based Disaster Plan

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Tomorrow, the LES Long Term Recovery Group is hosting a forum for everyone to come discuss how Hurricane Sandy affected the Lower East Side and how to create a community-based disaster plan. There will be Chinese and Spanish translators.

New Vape Store in Chinatown

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The grand opening on Bayard St. was on October 26 where there was lion dancing to celebrate. For more info, check out their website.

NYC Speed Limit Changes to 25 MPH

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Starting today, the speed limit in NYC will be 25 miles per hour. Safety is important and so is NOT getting a ticket. Share this with family and friends – the Chinese version is also attached!

Raise the Roof and Lower the Rent – House Party in Chinatown!

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Raising the roof to lower the rent with Taiyo Na, Magnetic North, and Conchita Campos! Join the “house party” to fight back on gentrification in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Get ready for a night filled with music, laughter and good old community organizing.

For more information, click here!

Chinatown Walking Tour

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Restaurants have played a major role in Chinatown history since the early settlements. The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered strictly to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.” Over time, however, Chinatown’s restaurant industry would reflect the neighborhood’s changing immigrant population and needs. This themed walking tour hosted by MOCA traces the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, highlighting the ways in which these spaces have both shaped and reflected the community.

For more information, click here.