Chinatown

6:45am

Wed March 18, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/18/2015

Sandip Roy: 9-Man

If you think Asian-Amerian man, chances are you don’t think of sweaty guys pushing, shoving and shouting on a court. But that’s exactly what 9-Man is and has been since the 1930s. 

A new documentary by film maker Ursula Liang explores the game that became volleyball.  

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1:16pm

Mon February 9, 2015

8:58am

Wed January 28, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux) aims to connect Oakland neighbors across the city
Bert Johnson / East Bay Express

5:20pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

The evolution of "affordable housing"

Photo courtesy of the Chinatown Community Development Corporation

 

We don’t build housing projects like we used to anymore. It used to be big, labyrinthine complexes like Marcy Houses in New York, Cabrini Green in Chicago, and Geneva Towers in San Francisco. Today, conversations about development have to do with mixed-use, mixed-income communities. Much of the change has to do with how cities now think about urbanism. And a lot has to do with how affordable housing gets funded.

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6:54pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Chinatown Tenants Gather Strength

Chinatown resident Lee Ming Dang in her 7 by 7 foot home.
Melanie Young

Tenants are facing a tough time in San Francisco. The city has some of the nation’s highest rents and laws like the Ellis Act have made evictions front page news. But there are pockets of affordability, like in Chinatown, where the average rent is one third as much as in other neighborhoods.  

But the neighborhood is also one of the country’s most overcrowded and tenants claim that landlords violate health and safety codes.

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