Stop Eviction Proceedings Against Tenants at 11 Allen Street!
  • Petitioned Fei Wang

This petition was delivered to:

Landlord of 11 Allen Street in Chinatown
Fei Wang

Stop Eviction Proceedings Against Tenants at 11 Allen Street!

    1. Esther Wang
    2. Petition by

      Esther Wang

      Brooklyn, United States

Manhattan's Chinatown is the center of Chinese immigrant history and culture in New York City, but it is rapidly being changed by the forces of gentrification that have reshaped the rest of Manhattan into the luxury capital of the world.

Working-class immigrant residents are being pushed out by landlords looking to increase their profit margins and small businesses (who are losing their customers and having their rents raised at the same time) are having a hard time maintaining their livelihoods in the neighborhood.

But residents are standing up and fighting back! At 11 Allen Street in the heart of Chinatown, all of the residents have joined together to fight their landlord's attempt to evict them wholesale from their homes. Many of them have lived there for 20 years or more, and none of them want to move.

Support the tenants' right to remain in their homes! Sign the petition and tell Fei Wang: Stop the eviction proceedings!

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    1. Reached 200 signatures

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    • Chase Thresher STILLWATER, OK
      • about 2 years ago

      I am Asian-American and believe that these immigrants deserve a chance. You cannot just kick out families after so many years of honest work, payment, etc.

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    • Sarah Cortino PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Chinatown is a major reason why so many want to visit Manhattan in the first place, but no one wants to visit and see a bunch of rich white folks going into their rich white homes. The culture would be lost entirely without the community of the working class; the Asian-based business would slowly go out, except for the ones that cater to just the rich white folks. Fei Wang: Stop the eviction proceedings!

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    • Alice Li JAMAICA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Coming from a poor Chinese family myself, I can empathize with the plight of these tenants.

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    • Wendy Tsang LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      These tenants deserve to stay in their homes that they have lived in for 10-20 years. Shame on the landlord!!!

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    • Glenn Omatsu LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This issue goes beyond one neighborhood and is being watched closely by people throughout the U.S.

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