NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A rally was held Sunday in Chinatown to stop the construction of a jail.
One of the four sites would be in Chinatown at what is now the Manhattan Detention Center. The community gathered Sunday afternoon to urge Mayor Eric Adams to stop the plan, which is set to start in two week, saying it will greatly disrupt life and businesses in a community already hard-hit by the pandemic.
"It's gonna disrupt this entire neighborhood," one protester said.
City Councilman Christopher Marte added, "He chose Chinatown to be in a decade of dust, with the construction of the tallest jail in the world."
Rikers Island is set to close in 2027.
for more features.