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‘Dimes Superette’ is Replacing Cochinita Dos at 49 Canal Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 5:30 am

A superette is a often defined as a “compact food market or convenience store.” To the year-old Dimes on Division Street, it’s a concept in the works for a new spinoff around the corner. They can finally stretch their legs… As reported last week (and despite initial denials from ownership), Dimes is planning to expand its holdings […]

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The 5th Precinct Officer and Tackled Cyclist Square off in the Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

Last week, we published an article about a 5th Precinct cop stationed on Canal Street who tackled a red-light-running cyclist after exiting the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The story went totally bonkers with all points of view recorded in the comments (86 and counting). However, was the response (i.e. use of force) proportional to the […]

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Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

Last modified November 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This photo illustrates the extent to which the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists as part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative. A 5th Precinct cruiser was stationed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge this past Sunday to ticket as many bikers as possible coming from the span. You know, low-hanging fruit. Several cyclists fell victim […]

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Councilwoman Chin Drafts Legislation to Increase Traffic Safety Along Canal Street After Recent Spate of Pedestrian Deaths

Posted November 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

From the two-month period of August to October, four older pedestrians walking in and around the Lower East Side/Chinatown environs were hit and killed by motor vehicles. Pretty staggering. Half of those collisions transpired a few blocks apart on Canal Street; there were also fatal accidents in the intersections of South and Rutgers as well as […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Conversion Issued Full Stop-Work Order After ‘Concrete Incident’

Posted October 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

Conversion of the landmark Jarmulowsky Bank Building to shi-shi hotel hit a major roadblock this week. As we first reported, scaffolding came loose from 54 Canal Street early Monday morning. Apparently pressure from recently-poured concrete atop the 1912 Beaux Arts-style structure caused the ironwork to dislodge, endangering everyone in the immediate vicinity. An estimate five yards of […]

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Emergency Response to Loose Scaffolding at Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

Emergency first responders are on scene right now at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. The Lower East Side landmark – currently undergoing hotel conversion – is apparently experiencing issues with its scaffolding. A tipster relays intel that a section of the scaffolding on the Canal facade is loose. We also hear word of […]

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Woman in Her 70s Fatally Hit by Jeep in Canal Street Intersection Yesterday

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

There was another car accident just off the Bowery early yesterday morning. In the small hour of 4am, an elderly can collector was struck and killed in the intersection of Canal and Elizabeth Streets. According to police reports, the woman — believed to be in her seventies — was crossing Canal Street, from the south to […]

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Nightlife in Chinatown East Escalates with Another Restaurant at 34 Canal

Posted October 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

The torrent of restaurants and nightlife continues on the eastern fringes of Chinatown. A week after learning about a proposed wine-type bar at 113 Division Street, and about the return of Les Enfants Terribles owner Stefan Jonot, we now have some intel on another latecomer to the scene. And it borders on the DOT-enforced plaza […]

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Why Chinatown Will Continue to Function as a Bus Terminal

Posted September 30, 2014 at 5:24 am

“Chinatown Bus enforcement is a top priority,” CO Captain Joseph Simonetti of the 7th Precinct acknowledged at this month’s community affairs meeting. His remark was timely given the recent hoopla over the gas-guzzling issue, also a platform priority for the year-old SPaCE block association. Recall that August 15 was the much-ballyhooed date that the 7th […]

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Trippin’ Balls in Chinatown on a Monday Morning [VIDEO]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

Boogie tipster DoubleShift sends along this hilarious video shot yesterday morning. It’s a total WTF moment in which we watch a group of restless folks in Straus Square completely bombed out of their gourd. Best guess is that they’re all tripping on something pretty groovy. One dude is humping a trash can while another woman […]

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