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Downtown residents largely agree that sellers of counterfeit trademark goods should be penalized. Whether or not purchasers should be thrown into jail, however, is up for debate. District One Councilmember Margaret Chin’s proposed legislation to fine and/or imprison buyers of counterfeit perfumes, watches, CDs and other counterfeit items prompted a divisive discussion among community members […]

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To The Editor: Re “Amid concerns over vending, Chin targets knockoff buyers” (news article, April 26): So, 20 years after trying to become a city councilmember to represent Chinatown and Lower Manhattan, Margaret Chin finally won. It was a victory, one this writer was happy to see. So, now it troubles me that she has […]

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