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The Cast Makes a Comeback with Great Frog; The Hunt Moving to Canal Street

Posted August 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Cast is making its Lower East Side comeback. Two months after a rent hike forced it from Orchard Street, the long-running boutique is returning to its stomping ground. Not far from the former HQ. As in, right across the street. Come September, owner Chuck Guarino will begin peddling product in the back room of […]

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First Phase of Manhattan Bridge Safety Plan Takes Effect Today

Posted August 3, 2015 at 5:10 am

Three weeks ago, an unlicensed dump truck driver coming off the Manhattan Bridge struck and killed 83-year-old Ka Chor Yau who was crossing Canal Street. Maykel Felix-Tejada was arrested and the vehicle impounded curbside (it’s still there). The fatal collision underscored the necessity of redesigning the bridge approach, which is basically a dangerous archipelago of concrete medians […]

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‘Eye for Art’ Gallery Opens Where Cafe de Nora Failed on Canal Street

Posted July 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

You might say Canal Street now has an eye for art. Most literally. Where the half-baked Cafe de Nora failed, a new art gallery is already up and running. There was a moment where it seemed as though the dining spot would stay, but the writing was on the wall (i.e. extended hiatus without explanation). So, […]

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Dump Truck Involved in Fatal Crosswalk Collision on Canal Street Impounded Onsite

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

Five days later, the dump truck that leveled an 83-year-old Chinese man sits idle at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. The Peterbilt big-rig has been impounded by cops and remains on the extension of Canal Street that’s become a bus depot in recent years. There is currently a sticker on the driver-side window indicating […]

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LES Pies ‘n’ Thighs Seeks Upgrade to a Full Liquor License

Posted July 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

In the neighborhood for a mere six months, Brooklyn-based Pies ‘n’ Thighs is ready to upgrade. Its liquor license, that is. Signage to that effect appeared in the window of 43 Canal Street last week even while the current slate of July Community Board meetings are still rolling. The poster announces the application for full […]

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Report: Truck Driver Struck and Killed a 78-Year-Old Man Crossing at the Foot of the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified July 18, 2015 at 8:53 am

If ever there was a reason for rejiggering the traffic pattern near the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge, this is it. An elderly man was crossing Canal Street at the foot of the span when a green dump truck ran him down. The incident happened shortly after 12pm; police found the 78-year-old lying in the […]

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Lucky Star Buses Begin Operating on Canal Street Months Before Promised Date; Fung Wah Fails Again

Posted July 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

For Chinatown buses, the competition is fierce. Lucky Star sure as shit wasn’t gonna let its failed nemesis Fung Wah potentially get the head start down by the Manhattan Bridge. Oh, no. Top brass played the game of preempting the enemy into battle, and ultimately won. They’re in the new home and Fung Wah is out […]

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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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