In 2008, the New York City Council passed the East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning Plan in order to preserve the neighborhood with more affordable housing and height limits. This plan primarily protects the wealthier and whiter parts of these areas, neglecting Chinatown and Two Bridges where there are more communities of color.

Since then, there has been rampant skyscraper and luxury development in these areas, displacing hundreds of residents and damaging the environment. 

Displacement and gentrification isn’t just happening in these neighborhoods in New York City, it’s happening across the country and across the world.

Support community-led rezoning plans and end pro-developer rezoning plans.

Stop Lower East Side & Chinatown Displacement, 2018

Zine created in collaboration with Nicole Choi, Youth Against Displacement, and Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association in New York City.