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Supplemental Lights

In response to rising community concerns lobbied by Chinatown Partnership about dimly lit, highly traversed Canal Street, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) installed 19 supplemental illuminated “pedestrians arms” on lampposts along the busy corridor from Broadway to the Bowery.

 The new radiant extensions have increased sidewalk illumination and safety and allayed security worries.



Addressing a perennial issue in Chinatown.

Through advocacy, and with the cooperation of the NYC Department of Transportation, Chinatown Partnership  helped create 180 new parking spaces for non-commercial vehicles along Canal Street after 7:00 p.m. six days a week. The muni-meters accept cash, credit cards and the New York City Parking Card.  

We continue to seek other ways to increase parking and better utilize available spaces.

Department of Sanitation

Through advocacy, and with the cooperation of the NYC Department of Sanitation, Chinatown Partnership  eliminated an AM-morning inspection round to give businesses an opportunity to clean their curbs and avoid excessive fines.  

Chinatown Gateway

Chinatown has the dubious distinction of being the only Chinatown in North America without a gateway.  City Council set aside $250,000 toward a symbolic entrance to the community.

New York Times: Metro Briefing_April 2005



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