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The Lanterne Candle Lab lights up Chinatown

For Tisya Siswanto, 32, Chinatown is so much more than a tourist destination. It was the place that her family visited on the weekends to find groceries and household products that reminded her Indonesian parents of home. As a student at Baruch College, it was the place where she and her friends would hang out after class. Chinatown was a neighborhood that welcomed Siswanto every time she visited. Every time she walked down the street, she ran into someone she knew. But everything changed when the pandemic hit.