Northeast corner of Columbus Park, corner of Mulberry & Bayard Streets
Participants are to wear masks / practice social distancing
70 Mulberry Street is one of historic Chinatown's most historic buildings, located prominently across from Columbus Park. Designed by renowned NYC school architect CBJ Snyder - his first school design - and constructed in 1891, 70 Mulberry Street was originally Public School 23, and several years ago became Chinatown's community center. Although a fire in January damaged the upper floors, the building's exterior masonry wall construction appears to remain in good condition, despite the City's proclamations.
We want the City to stop the building's ongoing, unnecessary demolition, retain a fully independent preservation structural engineer, and develop an independent analysis of the costs and scheduling implications of restoring the existing building versus building a new building. We want the City to fully fund the restoration and rehabilitation of the building, to be completed as quickly as possible.
We do not want a new hi-rise tower or years of an empty lot due to lack of funding.
The protests sponsors include Bowery Alliance of Neighbors - Chinese Freemasons - #COMA Chinatown Organization for Media Awakening - Historic Districts Council - Karlin Chan - Lower East Side Preservation Initiative - T!C ThinkChinatown - Village Preservation. Organizers: Karlin Chan, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, and T!C ThinkChinatown.
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