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‘Little Canal’ Unveils its Cafe Storefront on Canal Street

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a short five-month renovation period, the Little Canal cafe at the corner of Canal and Rutgers Streets is nearly complete. The plywood shed was dismantled and removed yesterday afternoon to reveal the converted storefront. Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved […]

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Parks Department Finally Repairs Straus Square War Memorial

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:18 am

All it took was a bit of public shaming to mobilize the Parks Department into fixing the war memorial erected in Straus Square. You’ll recall that one of the chain-linked stone supports ringing the cylindrical tribute had been upturned before Christmas and left for dead. Nothing was done for three months, despite the fact that […]

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Manhattan Bridge ‘Necklace Lighting’ is Back on Schedule

Posted March 11, 2016 at 5:10 am

Shortly after our report last week on the early termination of “Necklace Lighting” spanning the Manhattan Bridge, the Department of Transportation apparently turned the power back on. Suspension cabling along the East River crossings are dotted with LED bulbs that activate nightly, and are retired by 1am. However, for the previous month or so, the […]

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How Long Before Parks Department Fixes the Straus Square Memorial?

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s been three months since one of the stone posts ringing the cylindrical Straus Square war memorial was uprooted. While explanation behind its knock-out is not confirmed, one thing is. Parks Department doesn’t seem to care. The damage first went down right before Christmas, and went unnoticed for weeks. Then came the yellow crime scene tape, […]

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‘Necklace Lighting’ on the Manhattan Bridge Going Dark Earlier Than Normal

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, lights out for the Manhattan Bridge is earlier than its likeminded East River brethren. “Necklace lighting,” in the urban parlance, is supposed to stay alight from dusk through 1am each night. Recently, however, the Manhattan Bridge has been given an earlier bedtime, so to speak. An eagle-eyed reader pointed out that, for the last […]

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‘Little Canal’ Cafe Vying to Open at 26 Canal Street

Last modified December 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Last week, a Boogie reader sent along intel that a couple of “Williamsburg types” were sniffing around 26 Canal Street (corner of Rutgers). Presumably for some sort of new nightlife endeavor. After all, the time is ripe, as the cornershop was recently vacated by pop-up boutique Miss Hoe and this particular area continues to blow up. […]

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Chinatown Bus Permits Aren’t Being Properly Enforced, Town Hall Panel Admits

Posted December 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

Quite fitting that on the night of the Chinatown bus town hall, sponsored by Community Board 3, the direct path to the venue was blocked by said intercity buses… Nevertheless, the show went on. And honestly, it was nothing we hadn’t already heard ad nauseum already. Only this time, it was a dog-and-pony show with […]

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Tonight is Your Chance to Voice Concerns About the Scourge of Chinatown Buses

Last modified December 1, 2015 at 11:27 am

Those concerned about the constant encroachment of the Chinatown bus industry, pay heed. Community Board 3 and local electeds are hosting a town hall dedicated to the intercity bus scourge tonight. It’s the prime opportunity to voice ongoing concerns and potential solutions regarding over-saturation and non-compliance, as the big machers will be in attendance. The […]

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Alexander Olch Reopens His Menswear Boutique in Larger Canal Street Store

Posted November 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

For Alexander Olch, two weeks of marathon renovations ultimately bore fruit. His upgraded boutique location two doors down at 53 Canal Street is ready for the big time. Officially open and stocked with plenty of trendy formal wear, including shirts, ties, bowties, and scarves. The corner space – formerly Wing Shang Market – shed its […]

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French Fare Will Return to Canal Corner that Housed Les Enfants Terribles (and Skal)

Posted November 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

No Starbucks for Skal, after all. The corporate coffee chain seems to have struck out again in its bid for a Canal area location, for the second time in three years. Instead, French fare will return to the northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets. An application for corporate change was filed with Community Board […]

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