The following is a statement issued by Luke Henry today regarding certain health and safety issues in Chinatown:

"Chinatown faces a host of pressing issues with respect to the health and safety of its citizens. Hazardous traffic conditions throughout the neighborhood are readily apparent. Speeding along the Bowery, several streets requiring buses to make sharp turns, and exceptionally busy intersections all pose a real danger. I have also received reports of used condoms and syringes discarded near local day care centers and senior centers. Street lighting is inadequate on certain blocks, particularly along Henry Street and East Broadway between Oliver and Pike streets. Because these and other hazardous conditions in Chinatown should be addressed now, I have written to the Department of Transportation, The Department of Mental Hygiene, and the New York City Police Department to alert these agencies immediately to specific areas of need." For more information, please contact Kate Tomassi at (646) 408-4452,

Petition Party

When: Sunday, June 1, 2008 (2pm to 6pm)

Where: Luke Henry Headquarters, 86 Madison Street, Chinatown (between Market and Catherine Streets)

Why: To help us collect signatures. Learn how to help Luke get on the ballot and challenge the incumbent for the first time in 22 years. The first day of petitioning is Tuesday, June 3!

RSVP: andrew (@)

Petition Day Kick-Off Party

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6pm to 8pm

Where: The Blind Tiger Ale House, 281 Bleecker Street @ Jones Street

Why: Come meet Luke and help us celebrate the first day of petitioning for signatures.

House Party

When: Thursday, June 5th 7pm to 9pm

Where: Mercer Street (b/w Broome & Grand)

For details please RSVP by email to: adam (at)