NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Chinatown is looking a lot more festive, especially on Mott Street.
More lights and lanterns were put up as part of the Light Up Chinatown initiative.READ MORE: Tribeca Film Festival Opens June 9, Will Close In Front Of Full-Capacity Crowd At Radio City Music Hall, Gov. Cuomo Says
It was the brain child of a bakery manager who wanted to do something to bring the community together as they all dealt with the pandemic.READ MORE: New York State To Adopt New CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated People Starting This Wednesday, Cuomo Says
“It makes a big difference for the neighborhood, and we should use this as an example and push forward because we’re going to get through this. The way we’re going to get through this is by sticking together,” community advocate Patrick Mock said.
Actor Will Smith was among the many donors who helped raise money for the project.MORE NEWS: NYC Adding 250 NYPD Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes
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