Let's empower ourselves. Respond more effectively to the City's plan for additional jails in Chinatown @ 124 - 125 White St.

The City has proposed to phase out the closing of Rikers Island Correctional Facility and to build 4 new borough-based jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The original proposed site for Manhattan was 80 Centre Street. The site was then changed to 124-125 White Street due to the challenges of moving the municipal offices within 80 Centre Street.

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WRITE YOUR LETTER OF CONCERN TO CB1: man01@cb.nyc.gov

ATTEND CB1 FULL BOARD MEETING - May 28, 6pm Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street (Photo ID is required to enter building)

ATTEND BOROUGH PRESIDENT’s PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday, June 11th at Pace University’s Student Center at 6pm

ACTION GUIDE

T!C has created a bi-lingual (Chinese/English) ULURP process guide specific to the Chinatown site. This document will be distributed freely to all Chinatown organizations and local media. Thank you to Chung Pak LDC for sponsoring the production of the action guide.

for reference, Park Lane Hotel, NYC is 450 ft tall and has 46 stories

for reference, Park Lane Hotel, NYC is 450 ft tall and has 46 stories

NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL

Each site held a series of closed door meetings with respective Neighborhood Advisory Councils, a group of community leaders handpicked by the Council Member.

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

View the DEIS for all 4 sites… it’s a little hefty

NEIGHBORS UNITED BELOW CANAL

An great resource for information about this project. NUBC represents thousands of stakeholders in the diverse and unique communities of Lower Manhattan. NUBC comprises residents, organizations, businesses, community activists, and elected officials.

JUST LEADERSHIP

JustLeadershipUSA is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in #halfby2030. JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform.

CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY

Check out CUP’s toolkit to learn more about the ULURP.

 

Click to download CUP’s ULURP guide