The Silver Dynasty

Governor Pataki today formally announced the creation of an Empire Zone for Chinatown, a designation long sought by his rival, state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whose legislative district includes the neighborhood. The zone, which enables new or expanded businesses to go virtually TAX FREE for 10 years, will, according to the press release, “help Chinatown with the creation of commercial space” among other things.

Matthew Schuerman

The Silver Dynasty