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The Lunar New Year is Now a School Holiday in the City

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Yesterday, State Senator Daniel Squadron was alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens, to officially announce the inclusion of the Lunar New Year as a school holiday. While there’s always been chatter about adding the celebratory day to academic calendars citywide, Margaret Chin set the wheels in motion with her endorsement back in early 2012. It’s been a […]

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Dah Shop Veteran Opens ‘Off the Bridge’ Hybrid Shop for Bike Repair and Coffee

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

With all the transportation-related changes underway at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge – namely the traffic reconfiguration and the Forsyth Street Plaza project – it was only a matter of time before the symbiotic business started to sprout. The cornershop at Canal and Forsyth Streets is ready for the newest commercial occupant. In fact, […]

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Looks Like Curtains for Cafe de Nora on Canal Street

Last modified June 4, 2015 at 7:33 am

Cafe de Nora is on shaky ground, it would appear. Word on the street seems to point toward shutter. The smallish American-style eatery at 34 Canal Street – the handiwork of one Ali Haider – has been closed during usual business hours the last few days. Phone calls and emails go unanswered. Even delivery websites like […]

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‘Miss Hoe’ Opens Another Pop-Up Boutique at 26 Canal Street

Posted June 3, 2015 at 5:10 am

Ever since Miss Hoe departed 2 Prince Street last June, the boutique has been livin’ like a refugee. It relocated to 11 Kenmare Street (aka 176 Bowery) three months later, maintaining a pop-up presence in the interim. Even after the notorious Thor Equities snapped up the building in early May for $10.2 million. Now, a southerly […]

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Cafe Katja Briefly Considers 37 Canal Street; Starbucks Looking Likely 

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Cafe Katja kills it. Business always seems brisk at its Orchard Street restaurant, a fixture on the block for the last eight years. Its recent expansion into 75 Orchard certainly helped. And now one-half of the ownership is hoping to open a new establishment in the near future. The first inkling of evidence surfaced last […]

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Fung Wah and Lucky Star Bus Companies will Operate Side-by-Side on Canal Street Come Fall

Posted April 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

Get ready, because Canal Street by the bridge will likely become its own bus depot in due course. Two of the largest curbside operators in the game – both problem companies in their own right – have laid claim to the northern fork of the boulevard (between Bowery and Chrystie). Fung Wah and Lucky Star […]

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Rumor: Starbucks is Eyeing Skal Space on Canal Street

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

There’s a pretty nasty rumor wafting through the Seward Park environs… The eastern terminus of Canal Street – where the Lower East Side and Chinatown intermingle – has a huge target on its back. Old news, really. Brokers are swarming, allegedly dubbing this trapezoidal area the hottest in Manhattan. That’s certainly no surprise, having already […]

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Showdown in Chinatown Redux: Fung Wah vs. Lucky Star a Recipe for Local Congestion

Last modified April 23, 2015 at 7:37 am

Having two of the larger Chinatown bus operators stationed beside each other on Canal Street is a recipe for absolute congestion. As we discussed last week, both Lucky Star and a recently reinstated Fung Wah both seek permits (ergo, ipso facto legitimacy). Now there is more information handy regarding the bus stats for the two […]

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Jarmulowsky Hotel Annex Ascends to 4 Stories on Canal Street

Posted April 7, 2015 at 5:12 am

Progress at the future Ace-bankrolled Jarmulowsky hotel is at snail speed. And most of it behind Fort Knox strong security. Delays are part of every construction project, especially when concrete goes flying off the roof and nearly kills people and results in stop-work orders. But what about the six-story annex planned for its western flank? […]

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Google Lets You Play Pac Man on the Streets of the Lower East Side

Posted April 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Two-Bits Arcade and Hanksy’s “Best of the Worst” pop-up aren’t the only ones with vintage video game Pac-Man at their fingertips. For a limited time, anyone can play Pac-Man, anywhere in the world. No quarters needed! The brains over at Google seem to have an affinity for the beloved retro game, as evidenced in their 30th […]

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