Latest NYC Neighborhood Acronym: Chumbo

Chumbo (Chinatown Under the Manhattan Bridge) is drawing young creative types to a slice of Chinatown with--what else--low rent. Is this neighborhood within a neighborhood big enough for long-time residents and newcomers?

"Christopher Glazek, a 24-year-old writer for literary magazines such as n+1, said that, among his friends, 'you either live in Bushwick or in Chinatown.'

But the changing demographics of Chumbo and the larger Chinatown area have caused tension with longtime residents.

A report set to be released Thursday by the advocacy group CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and the Urban Justice Center portrays a neighborhood beset by new development and gentrification. Working-class immigrant residents who were surveyed said they were fearful of being pushed out by higher rents."

Thanks to Alexander McQuilkin

Full Story: Cool Arrives in a Slice of Chinatown


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