Dear Community Member:
Since founding the first Hispanic women owned law firm in New York State in 1992 at 1 World Trade Center, I have been in the trenches providing legal services to the underrepresented and those in need of leveling the playing field between the wall street and main street communities. Moreover, for over 35 years, I have been passionate about serving the community zealously. For decades, I handled civil, white collar crime, real estate, and corporate cases from inception to appeal concerning matters that affect the community.
Given my experience, I am ready, willing, and able to bring my commitment to the community at large as a Judge. Moreover, being a community lawyer and advocate, I provide pro bono work regularly. Today, given the health and economic crisis, more lawyers are needed to assist the needy. In fact, there is a need for more judges that will serve with compassion while applying the law.
I am ready to commit to being a judge and ensure that justice is dispensed equitably and fairly to all who appear before me. I will be honored to have your support in my campaign for the 2nd Municipal Court District of Manhattan.
Carmen A. Pacheco
The Bowery is a street and neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs from Chatham Square at Park Row, Worth Street, and Mott Street in the south to Cooper Square at 4th Street in the north.
Lower East Side
The eclectic Lower East Side, also known as Alphabet City, is where gritty alleys and tenement-style buildings mix with upscale apartments and chic boutiques. Nighttime draws hip, young crowds to the area’s trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. The neighborhood’s Jewish heritage lives on through Orchard Street’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum and old-world fabric stores, as well as traditional delis such as Katz’s and Russ & Daughters.
Loisaida is a term derived from the Spanish (and especially Nuyorican) pronunciation of “Lower East Side”. Originally coined by poet/activist Bittman “Bimbo” Rivas in his 1974 poem “Loisaida”, it now refers to Avenue C in Alphabet City, whose population has largely been Hispanic (mainly Nuyorican) since the 1960s.
English-speaking residents refer to Alphabet City as part of the East Village, while Spanish-speaking residents continue to refer to Alphabet City as Loisaida.