Wellington Chen is fighting hard to prevent that from happening, reports the Epoch Times.
Chen is executive director of Chinatown Partnership which oversees the neighborhood’s business improvement district. Since 2006 he’s been focused on two areas–the fight for survival and the battle for greatness.
I’m trying to get to the first one first; stabilizing the community. And then we’ve got a long climb. That one is a big one, that one is a beauty,” he said. “That one, no one’s succeeded at.”
Chen’s path to being a community worker has been an interesting one. Early in his professional career, he worked as an architect with the great IM Pei. For him, buildings are a lasting legacy.
“The building is likely to outlast you,” he said. So now he’s gone from building skyscrapers to rebuilding New York’s Chinatown. You can read more about what motivates him in the Epoch Times.