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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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Lucky Star Bus Moving to New Location on Canal Street

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

The DOT ruled two months ago to reject the Diaspora bus company’s application to operate inside the old Fung Wah depot at 139 Canal Street. Much of the issue centered on how a bus stop here would adversely affect the Mahayana Buddhist temple next door. Well, it seems there wasn’t much opposition from on high about the Boston-based […]

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Local Electeds Praise Enforcement of Intercity Chinatown Bus Regulations

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

Elected officials are now happy to report that the NYPD and DOT are enforcing recently-forged regulations imposed upon the Chinatown bus industry. As previously reported, curbside bus operators citywide are now required to carry permits to pick up and drop off in NYC. Companies caught without permits, operating outside of approved zones, or straying from set schedules can […]

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SPaCE Block Association Unveils Chinatown Bus ‘Reporting Tool’

Last modified August 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Many outspoken residents living in the so-called bus depot of Chinatown remain skeptical about the enforcement of recent legislation to regulate the industry. Since the city apparently sucks at policing the Chinatown bus situation, despite assurances to the contrary, locals are getting all vigilante. Due to “mounting frustration,” they’re taking matters into their own hands. […]

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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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