Happy Holidays!
Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation

Dear James 
Wishing you and your family the winter season's joys and wonders. Enjoy the holidays, come visit Chinatown and thank you for being our newsletter subscriber.
Wellington Chen
Executive Director





Thousands of free taxi, livery cab and transit rides distributed as part of "You the Man" campaign, reminding New Yorkers to celebrate responsibly and plan for a designated driver. "Wherever the celebration takes you on New Year's and all year round, plan for a safe ride home with a designated driver," said DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan.

"New York City's designated drivers, including taxis, bus and subway operators, keep the good times rolling while making our streets as safe as they can be." "Taking taxis and other for-hire vehicles have always been a great way to demonstrate responsibility during the holiday season and the 'You the Man' campaign, along with these taxi cards are an excellent way to promote awareness," said TLC Commissioner/Chair David Yassky.  For more info, visit: http://youthemannyc.org/ 


The Best Soup Dumplings In Chinatown, by J. Kenji López-Alt: Finding the best Xiao Long Bao-the famed soup-filled dumplings from Shanghai-in New York has always been a pet project of mine, but it's not an easy goal to accomplish. For one thing, the darn little juicy buns have become so popular that it seems every single Chinese restaurant in the city, Shanghainese or not, has started serving them...  Full Article  



Holiday lighting in Chinatown is symbolic, by Aline Reynolds: Chinatown is now illuminated for the holidays, thanks to an annual tradition made possible by the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. The brightly lit ornaments, made up of bell-shaped lights with red, plum blossoms in the center, adorn Canal Street, East Broadway, and parts of Chinatown's historic district. Plum blossoms, which bloom during the winter, are meant to symbolize the community's dedication and perseverance to recover and rebuild following the attacks of  9/11. Full Article

Santa, Dragons & Two Historic Neighborhoods, from Downtown Express:  The annual East Meets West Parade took place on Saturday, Dec 17.  Floats, dragons and marching bands took over portions of the historic Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods to bring a little holiday cheer to the residents.  Santa, of course, made an apperance, as did local elected officials such as State Sen. Daniel Squadron, NYC Comptroller John Liu and Councilmember Margaret Chin.  Full Article


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