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.
Community Board Land Use Committee meetings in April:
CB1 - April 8, 6pm 90 Beekman St, Southbridge Tower Community Room
CB3 - April 16, 6:30pm Hotel 50 Bowery, 2nd F
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.
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.
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.