ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - ADVOCACY
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
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