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DOT and NYPD Committed to Enforcing Regulations in Chinatown Bus Industry

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Local politicians are finally expending more political capital on the “wild west” of the Chinatown bus industry. According to a statement released yesterday by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer, the Department of Transportation and NYPD have committed to enforcement of intercity bus regulations in […]

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First Sightings of Donation Pickups from Illegal Pink Boxes

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:05 am

Apparently the locals are already duped by the placement of those ubiquitous pink collection boxes. Many of the “Our Neighborhood Recycling” bins have been stuffed with plenty of goods, even with overflow piling up on sidewalks. Meanwhile, a Boogie reader sent in the following image of a driver unloading bags of bounty into rented Enterprise trucks. […]

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DOT Denies 2 of 3 New Chinatown Bus Locations Planned for Canal Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

The cacophonous crew of Canal Street denizens scored another victory against the over-saturated Chinatown bus industry. You’ll recall that last month, three established Chinatown bus operators sought curbside stops along the easternmost corridor of Canal, angering the locals. The SPaCE block association helped lead the opposition, which claimed that the area was being turned into […]

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The Fight for Canal Street: CB3 Mobilizes Against New Bus Applicants

Posted May 9, 2014 at 5:24 am

Last night, the transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 spent three hours discussing the constant issues surrounding the Chinatown bus industry, and ultimately voting on a number of applicant hopefuls. A rep from the Department of Transportation was there and definitely heard a raft of shit… Yes. In a furor not witnessed since Yo! Bus […]

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Cochinita Dos Opening at 49 Canal Street on May 9

Last modified May 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Despite the swift liquor license denial by Community Board 3 in March, Cochinita Dos is nevertheless launching in Chinatown. Opening day is May 9. And many neighbors in the vicinity of 49 Canal Street are quite pumped about their arrival. After all, this marks the only Mexican food within spitting distance. Regarding the style of […]

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And How Do You Feel About the Demise of Pearl Paint?

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

The following is a guest post written by Terri Ciccone. Pearl Paint has closed its red doors for the final time, ending an 80-year legacy as a unique resource and community for artists. The discount art supply store spent 80 years in the neighborhood, 50 of which at 308 Canal Street (it opened in 1933 […]

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Notes from CB3: Cochinita Dos Denied Full Liquor, Bikinis Denied Expansion

Last modified March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

This month’s SLA agenda for Community Board 3 was rather light on the “big ticket” applicants. But last night’s subcommittee meeting was not without its drama. Herewith, a brief breakdown of the action. Gaia Lounge, 103 East 2nd Street This is the hookah bar that relocated from Temple of Ankh on Clinton Street, an establishment […]

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Cochinita Dos to Open Lower East Side Outpost at 49 Canal

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

The easternmost sliver of Canal Street is truly starting to pop. While the Jarmulowsky Bank awaits its glorious return as an upscale Ace-managed hotel, its surroundings continue to follow suit. Catty corner to the iconic structure, a new Mexican joint is planned. One with ties to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. 49 Canal Street, formerly Overseas Taste, […]

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JFK Restaurant Supply Moving Down the Block to 55 Canal Street

Posted February 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

When 55 Canal Street went on the open market in March 2012, the ground level anchor – Kinco Plumbing Supply - unsurprisingly moved away. The building later sold for $4.9 million. In the interim time period, the owners completely upscaled the exterior, installing a new glass-paneled facade, revamping the store itself, and giving the brickwork a […]

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Architect Michael Kang Brings ‘Be Hotel’ to 125 Canal Street

Posted February 13, 2014 at 5:17 am

For fifteen years, Grand Sichuan reigned supreme at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. Hot pot fans mourned its closure in the spring of 2012, but held out hope that it might return. At the time, an outgoing message from the restaurant announced that the joint would reopen later that fall. That was not to […]

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