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Who We Are
Neighbors United Below Canal (NUBC) represents thousands of residents and small businesses whose lives are centered in Lower Manhattan.  We are DIRECTLY impacted by Mayor De Blasio and NYC Council Speaker Johnson's $11+ billion plan to build 4 new jails, including a 50+ story jail in the heart of Chinatown, Tribeca and Little Italy at 124-125 White Street.

5 Facts You Should Know:

Tallest Jail in the World.  50+ story, 1.2 million sf jail at 124-125 White Street. It is Experimental, Untested and UnSafe.   

Environmental Death Sentence.  Demolition and construction - 10+ years of particle matter, noise pollution, asbestos in our neighborhoods.  Thousands of vulnerable residents, including seniors and children.   Our air quality is already compromised from the effects of 9/11.

More than Our Fair Share.   Chinatown, Tribeca and Little Italy now houses the largest incarceration infrastructure in the entire City - 3 jails, 34% of Manhattan’s detainees.  The current Manhattan Detention Complex has 800+ beds.   Mayor De Blasio and Speaker Johnson want to add another 700+ beds, and build this Complex to 4X in height, and over 3X in size.   

NOT Real Criminal Justice Reform.  Building skyscraper jails at the cost of $11+ billion does NOT end mass incarceration.  Investing in communities, healthcare, education, food security, and affordable housing does.  PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO TO JAIL TO GET THE SERVICES THEY NEED.

ILLEGAL Process. Mayor De Blasio, Speaker Johnson, and other elected officials are ramrodding this Plan through, using deception, half-truths, and false promises. We CANNOT silently stand by while elected officials spend $11+ billion of the public’s money, to endanger us and our families.

Our Ask:

PLEASE DONATE NOW TO FUND OUR LAWSUIT TO FIGHT THIS JAIL:  The City Council will vote on October 17, 2019 to approve this Jails Plan.   Once it is approved, our lawsuit will be our last chance to fight against this Plan.   We have little time to file after approval, or we lose our chance.      

ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP:  100% of your contributions will be used to fund the legal fees for this lawsuit.   NUBC’s fiscal sponsor is Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACGNY), a non-profit, 501(c)(8) organization.   Contributions to NUBC are not tax-deductible.   If you prefer to issue a check, contact us at

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