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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