Mayor de Blasio has been pushing his pro-developer agenda that displaces tenants, workers and small businesses to enrich the 1%. In the Lower East Side, he illegally approved four out-of-scale megatowers that would make the neighborhood unaffordable and destroy the environment. Moreover, he refused to pass the Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan, which would stop luxury high-rises and mandate any new development on public land be 100% affordable to the community.
But our community has shown strength and determination when we recently won an extended injunction in the NYS Supreme Court against the towers, until the Court makes its final decision. It shows that, when people organize, the Mayor's displacement agenda can be defeated!
We need to take the future of the community into our own hands. Therefore, we are petitioning Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to:
1. Stop the four luxury towers that would decimate the neighborhood
2. Pass the FULL Chinatown Working Group Rezoning Plan that would protect both Chinatown and LES from displacement.
We urge Council Speaker Johnson to stand with the community and not be like Mayor de Blasio.
Sign the petition and join our call!