Chinatown’s Past Present and Future

Chinatown, Manhattan

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Credit: Courtesy of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

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Tour Chinatown as you have never seen it before with Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), a nonprofit organization that has been working to preserve this vibrant neighborhood for nearly 50 years. Walking past historic sites such as Confucius Plaza, visiting renovated tenement buildings, and meeting small business owners, you will learn about the history of community activism in Chinatown and the pressures faced by the local community as gentrification swept across Lower Manhattan. Find out how AAFE has preserved and built affordable housing and helped sustain hundreds of small businesses in Chinatown – and what’s being done today to protect this historic neighborhood.

How does the combination of financial, cultural, and community capital enrich quality of life? The "Building Capital: Value of Place" series showcases places that play a vital role fostering community connections and local culture, telling the story of how the space was designed, built, and financed, how it’s being used, and how they contribute to the financial security and well-being of residents. Building Capital is the latest installment of OHNY’s Urban Systems program and is presented in partnership with Bloomberg Connects

1 Bowery, Confucius Plaza
New York, NY 10002