2012-11-02 18:33:48

Residents of NYC's Chinatown Turn to Community Group for Relief

Another area of New York City hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is Chinatown in the southeastern section of Manhattan, where many businesses remain shuttered and residents are still without power, some of them stranded on high floors of apartment buildings. The group CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities has been leading a relief effort, with volunteers distributing supplies and canvassing buildings. Hundreds of people lined up Thursday to receive sandwiches, rice, water, batteries and other forms of assistance. We get a report from Democracy Now!'s Amy Littlefield, who interviews residents, and we speak with Helena Wong, executive director of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, about the storm's impact as well as issues of gentrification in Chinatown.

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