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Manhole Fire Erupts on Canal Street, Engulfing Pickup Truck

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Fire Department first responders and Emergency vehicles from Con Edison have been on Canal Street the last 45 minutes dealing with an electrical situation below the street. It’s pretty bad, apparently. A pickup truck parked outside Dimes Deli caught fire after a blaze erupted in a manhole beneath. Firefighters quickly extinguished. This is likely related […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Looks to Expand its Reach by Annexing Canal Street

Posted September 15, 2016 at 9:49 am

The recently-rebranded Lower East Side Partnership is looking to expand its boundaries by annexing new territory on the nebulous border of Chinatown. Specifically the bottom of Ludlow Street and around the corner onto Canal and Essex. It just launched an exploratory effort to drum up local support for the push. The Partnership already set two […]

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French Fare Makes a Comeback this Fall Where ‘Skal’ Failed on Canal Street

Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

It’s been a year and a half since the Icelandic Skal struck out. In the interim fourteen months, construction ceased, Starbucks was rumored to open at Canal Street and, later, Cafe Katja briefly considered an expansion. But no, it’s gonna return to its roots as a French-style restaurant (i.e. Les Enfants Terribles). Supposedly; this project […]

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Those Sweltering Chinatown Nights [PHOTOS]

Posted August 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

If there’s one place to be in Chinatown on a hot summer night, it’s apparently the Pace High School field at the bottom of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Playing outside through the twilight hours. Acting as a living room of sorts for locals, the pitch is a social scene with activities galore. Night and day. […]

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‘Little Canal’ Cafe Soft Opened Yesterday on Canal Street

Posted August 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Two weeks after our first sneak-peek inside the establishment, Little Canal is now serving on Canal Street. The four-table cafe (plus stool seating) soft opened at the corner of Rutgers yesterday morning. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas is behind Little Canal. His new American-style haunt serves a menu of “breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, […]

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Pies ‘n’ Thighs is Closing on Sunday After Less than Two Years on Canal Street

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:09 am

This goose is cooked. Word on the block is that Pies ‘n’ Thighs is set to close its Lower East Side outpost later this week. A tipster tells us that staff was informed of the closure on Monday evening. The last day in business for the homestyle restaurant at 43 Canal Street is next Sunday. […]

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Your First Peek Inside ‘Little Canal’ Soon to Open at 26 Canal Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Take a peek. That there is the interior of the newest Chinatown eatery, Little Canal. Under construction for seven months already, paper window treatments had obscured its identity until now. And judging by the progress within, a grand opening at 26 Canal Street can’t be too far off. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas […]

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DDC Project Underway to Install ‘Complex Pedestrian Ramps’ Around the LES

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Over the last couple months, you may have noticed how several Lower East Side street corners are completely dug up. The sudden work – there wasn’t much notice to the community – is part of an ongoing capital works project (#HWP2013MX) by the Department of Design and Construction described as “installing complex pedestrian ramps at […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Owner Aborts Hotel, Decides on ‘Creative Office Space’ Instead

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Let’s revisit the southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets… It seems those long-running plans to convert the Jarmulowsky Bank Building into a trendy hotel (i.e. Ace Hotel) are apparently dead in the water. Building owner DLJ Real Estate Partners sent around an email blast yesterday to industry folk confirming that the certified Lower East Side […]

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‘First Class Tattoo’ Joins the Fray on Canal Street

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

The ink wars are intensifying on the eastern fringe of Chinatown. Daredevil Tattoo is no longer the only choice. After sitting vacant for a couple years, the storefront vacancy at 52 Canal Street has been filled. A new studio called First Class Tattoo just announced itself with some marquee signage. Not much else is known about […]

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