Jan Lee

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Chinatown Property Owners Say City Illegally Charged Them BID Fees Before BID Even Existed

    Some Chinatown property owners didn't really want to be part of a Business Improvement District in the first place. Now a group of them are claiming that the city illegally charged them fees corresponding to months before the BID even officially existed. The city told the Voice yesterday that it i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Chinatown Residents Fight Gentrification

    The ongoing war between the forces of gentrification and the middle and working classes of the "old New York" has hit Chinatown too. A new organization, calling itself the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side, has taken aim at what it says are three threats to the neighborhood: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    When Good Cops Park Badly

    Chinatown residents and business owners fired off another salvo in downtown Manhattan's street parking wars. They held a press conference Wednesday morning to tout a new report by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives which documents just how bad the abuse of free street parking privileges ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    Watching the Detectives

    The NYPD wants to take your picture—but beware of turning your lens on the cops