On Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Spiro 2, author Samuel Stein will lecture on “A New Chinatown: Gentrification and Opposition in Lower Manhattan’s Last Immigrant Neighborhood.” Stein is co-author, with Hunter College urban affairs professor Peter Kwong, of a forthcoming book on gentrification in Chinatown.
Manhattan's Chinatown has faced a number of recent challenges, from the fallout from 9/11 to the decline of the garment manufacturing industry. The neighborhood has recovered ably from these setbacks, creating new businesses through a complex network of immigrant labor and capital, only to be threatened with an existential crisis: the threat of large-scale gentrification, the displacement of the area's traditional working-class immigrant population and a wholesale shift in the neighborhood's economic base. In this presentation, Samuel Stein will discuss his recent research with Hunter College professor Peter Kwong on the changes taking place in the neighborhood today, as well as the multiple forms of opposition.
The Wagner College Theatre celebrates the opening of its 45th season with a new production of the popular award-winning musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” in the Main Hall theater. Showtimes: Evening show, 8 p.m., Oct. 2-5 and Oct. 9-12. Matinee show, 2 p.m., Oct. 5, 12 and 13. For details, visit our online Newsroom.