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.

Sincerely,

Carmen A. Pacheco

Neighborhoods:

Bowery

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.

China Town
Vibrant Chinatown is a densely populated neighborhood that draws foodies and tourists to its many Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants for dumplings, pork buns and hand-pulled noodles. The busy sidewalks are packed with souvenir stores, bubble tea shops, and markets selling everything from fresh and dried fish to herbs and spices. Locals hang out in leafy Columbus Park for Tai Chi, chess and mahjong.
East Village
The East Village is known for its happening nightlife. Old-school bars, music venues, and performance spaces share the streets with posh cocktail lounges and hip restaurants. Daytime sees a more laid-back crowd browsing boutiques, vintage shops and tattoo parlors, and dining at casual cafes. Once the epicenter of the city’s punk scene, St. Mark’s Place now features of-the-moment fast-food eateries and souvenir shops.
Little Italy
Little Italy welcomes a heavily tourist crowd to its high concentration of souvenir shops and traditional Italian eateries and bakeries. Tenement buildings, once home to the immigrants who settled the area in the late 1800s, line the narrow streets. Mulberry Street, the main thoroughfare, turns into a pedestrian mall on summer weekends. The area celebrates its heritage each September at the busy San Gennaro festival.
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

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.

NOHO
NoHo is a trendy neighborhood where creative meets chic. Architectural features range from 19th-century behemoths like the Great Hall of Cooper Union to sleek, modern high-rises. Once home to artists like Andy Warhol and the legendary CBGB music club, the area stays true to its heritage with trendy galleries and live performances at Joe’s Pub. Well-heeled locals mingle in upscale bars and stylish restaurants.
SOHO
Designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries make trendy SoHo a top shopping destination, especially for out-of-towners. Known for its elegant cast-iron-facades and cobblestone streets, the neighborhood is also an atmospheric backdrop for fashionable crowds clustering at high-end restaurants and nightlife hotspots. During the day, street vendors sell everything from jewelry to original artwork.