Rally Held To Stop Construction Of Proposed Jail In Chinatown

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Ny (CBSNewYork) — A rally was held Sunday in Chinametropolis to cease The enchancment of a jail.

Again in 2017, former The metropolis laid out a plan To close Rikers Island, and open a jail in every borough besides Staten Island.

Definitely one of many 4 websites Can be in Chinametropolis at What’s now the Manhattan Prison. The group gathered Sunday afternoon To induce Mayor Eric Adams to cease the plan, which Is about To start out in two week, saying It is going to significantly disrupt life and companies in a group already exhausting-hit by the pandemic.

“It’s gonna disrupt This complete neighborhood,” one protester said.

City Councilman Chriceaseher Marte added, “He chosen Chinametropolis to be in a decade of mud, with The enchancment of the tallest jail On the earth.”

Rikers Island Is about To close in 2027.

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