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That ‘Stranger Things’ LES Photo Shoot Hits the Pages of GQ [PHOTOS]

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:06 am

It was during the wee hours of an overcast October Sunday that we happened upon the child cast of Netflix hit series Stranger Things. The stars had assembled beside the faded Bruce Cost ginger ale mural at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets for a photo shoot to appear in GQ magazine. The production […]

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Dylan Rieder, Skater and Owner of ‘The Hunt,’ Memorialized with Skateboard Tribute on Canal Street

Posted October 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model out of California, died two weeks ago after a two-year battle with Leukemia. He was 28. Rieder also co-owned the eclectic oddities shop at 27 Canal Street called The Hunt with fellow skateboarders Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus. Which explains the brief closure and makeshift memorial that now sits outside the gate. […]

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Nighttime Shopping with the Lulav Vendors of Canal Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:07 am

With the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in the proverbial back pocket, it’s on to the next with the feast Sukkot. Meaning, the traditional rush is on to pick up lulav and etrog … if that is your custom. The old time holdout vendors returned to the fray yesterday, setting up shop at the usual […]

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Pols Protested Bigoted O’Reilly Factor Segment Outside Fox News HQ Yesterday

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:15 am

Fox News pissed off a lot of people this past Tuesday when the O’Reilly Factor ran a segment about the Chinese vote. Bill O’Reilly sent his ass-clown reporter, Jesse Watters (i.e. Watters’ World), to Chinatown for what became a wildly bigoted piece that mocked local Chinese. Watter subsequently apologized for his reporting in a series […]

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Downtown Pols Condemn Bill O’Reilly’s Racist Segment on Chinatown Voting

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

Good old fashioned racism was on display during a segment on the O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night. Eponymous host Bill O’Reilly sent his oaf-of-a-reporter, Jesse Watters, downtown armed with a host of Chinese stereotypes to find out voter predilections in the upcoming presidential election. It’s almost hard to watch, with this ass-clown poking fun at Chinese […]

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Manhole Fire Erupts on Canal Street, Engulfing Pickup Truck

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Fire Department first responders and Emergency vehicles from Con Edison have been on Canal Street the last 45 minutes dealing with an electrical situation below the street. It’s pretty bad, apparently. A pickup truck parked outside Dimes Deli caught fire after a blaze erupted in a manhole beneath. Firefighters quickly extinguished. This is likely related […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Looks to Expand its Reach by Annexing Canal Street

Posted September 15, 2016 at 9:49 am

The recently-rebranded Lower East Side Partnership is looking to expand its boundaries by annexing new territory on the nebulous border of Chinatown. Specifically the bottom of Ludlow Street and around the corner onto Canal and Essex. It just launched an exploratory effort to drum up local support for the push. The Partnership already set two […]

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French Fare Makes a Comeback this Fall Where ‘Skal’ Failed on Canal Street

Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

It’s been a year and a half since the Icelandic Skal struck out. In the interim fourteen months, construction ceased, Starbucks was rumored to open at Canal Street and, later, Cafe Katja briefly considered an expansion. But no, it’s gonna return to its roots as a French-style restaurant (i.e. Les Enfants Terribles). Supposedly; this project […]

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Those Sweltering Chinatown Nights [PHOTOS]

Posted August 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

If there’s one place to be in Chinatown on a hot summer night, it’s apparently the Pace High School field at the bottom of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Playing outside through the twilight hours. Acting as a living room of sorts for locals, the pitch is a social scene with activities galore. Night and day. […]

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‘Little Canal’ Cafe Soft Opened Yesterday on Canal Street

Posted August 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Two weeks after our first sneak-peek inside the establishment, Little Canal is now serving on Canal Street. The four-table cafe (plus stool seating) soft opened at the corner of Rutgers yesterday morning. As previously reported, local photographer Jereme Barnas is behind Little Canal. His new American-style haunt serves a menu of “breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, […]

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