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Chinatown Partnership Launches Pilot of Chinatown's First

"Big Belly" Solar Powered Trash Compactor

November 9, 2011

  1. Greatly reduces the number of necessary trash pickups
  2. Eliminates overflow to keep trash in and pests out
  3. Sturdy and safe to use self-contained unit with no odor
  4. Long term environmental sustainability due to a decrease in truck usage and plastic bag disposals
  5. Wireless software allows for efficient notification
  6. Potential long term money saver and cost reduction
  7. Independent unit; no need to install additional wiring
  8. Less disposal of garbage bags going to landfills and less street wear and tear due to less pickups

This project is jointly co-sponsored by: Council Member Margaret S. Chin, the Chinatown Partnership LDC, Community Board #3, the Department of Health and DECGreen. See PRESS COVERAGE 

Local Events in Chinatown:
Columbus Park Gets New Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Statue

At 11:30am Saturday, November 12, the new statue of Dr. Sun Yet-Sen will be unveiled for the first time at Columbus Park.


From Wikipedia: Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 - 12 March 1925) was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the "Father of the Nation" (國父), a view agreed upon by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution. Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China was founded in 1912 and later as a co-founder he served as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. 
There's More to New York Than Bagels

You go to New York for the bagels and the Manhattan madness, right? Actually, a lot of New York locals would disagree with your choice. For them, Chinatown is the real New York. And if your travel budget just dipped below $50 a day, then this is the place for you.  


How to begin your morning wander in Chinatown? Take the subway to either Grand Street or Canal Street and just follow the crowds.

Remember landmarks as you go, to find your way back. The shop with the smiling golden pig in the window. The statue of Confucius. The extraordinary green Chinese slippers (the kind you know you'd like to put on a shelf somewhere, even if you don't wear them).


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November 17, 2011


AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 400+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2009, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 47,000, with more than 4,000 faculty and staff, 4,100 graduate students and 38,900 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond. 


Date: November 17, 2011

Time: 6:30PM to 10PM

PlaceJing Fong Restaurant

20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013

HealthFirst Grand Opening in Lower Manhattan
November 8, 2011
HealthFirst opened it's new office on Tuesday located at 100 Church Street.  Many dignitaries attended the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony including Speaker Silver, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and District 1 Councilmember Margaret Chin.  

HealthFirst provides affordable healthcare to members and their families through a variety of government-sponsored health plans designed to meet the diverse needs of low-income and vulnerable populations.



Appetite City: Chinatown

Believe it or not, there was a time in New York City when there weren't any Chinese restaurants. Discover, along with host William Grimes, the origins of "Chinatown" as it grew from a small cluster of streets in Lower Manhattan, to the vibrant neighborhood of today. Take a trip to New York's oldest tea parlor, hear stories about the first immigrants, and find out what's in Chop Suey.


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From: ny.eater.com 

There are a lot of Chinese restaurants in New York - you could spend years just trying to sample the good ones. But, if you don't want to look like a dope around your food nerd friends, there are a few basic restaurants, dishes, chefs, and restaurateurs that you need to know about. Here now, a Snob's Guide to New York Chinese food, in glossary form.


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