Almost immediately after the lighting of the yellow and red Chinese lanterns at Wentworth Alley on October 1, 2020, locals and visitors complimented on how bright and attractive the alley had become and that it is cleaner with less vagrants sleeping in the doorways. Many used the lantern background to film videos or take selfies.
The two restaurants at opposite ends of the alley enjoyed an increase in business and foot traffic. More and more pedestrians are using this beautified alleyway as a shorter pathway between Washington and Jackson Streets. Don’t be surprised if this alley will be a location shot for future media productions.
We're working to help raise funds to get toys and tech for kids who live in Chinatown's SROs. We're working with our network to make a child's spirit shine brightly in spite of COVID19. Our Vice President Douglas Mei is leading the charge.