NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marched through Chinatown on Sunday to celebrate the lunar new year.
“When I see this crowd it says to me one thing,” said Hochul. “That New York is as strong as the tiger, that we are tough, courageous, resilient and we always fight back.”
At the event, Hochul announced $10 million in state funding for Asian American community organizations to be distributed through the Asian American Federation, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and the Chinese-American Planning Council.
"Our Asian American communities are facing a crisis of anti-Asian hatred and violence. We are frightened. We are angry. Most of all, we have asked our government for real, tangible help to ensure AAPI New Yorkers can feel safe in their own city,” said City Councilmember Yuh-Line Niou. “I applaud Governor Hochul for distributing these much needed funds to the Asian American community organizations working every day to combat hate and deter violence. This is a great start, but we can and must do better.”
During the march, protesters demonstrated against the proposed construction of a new Chinatown jail.