Division Street

Kung Fu Bing Recently Shuttered

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:20 am

With a surefire name like Kung Fu Bing, and a kitchy panda mascot to boot, we figured the fast food franchise would last longer than just eight months.  Especially given their delusions of grandeur about opening eighteen more outposts citywide.  As it happens, the Chinatown location at 79 Division Street recently shuttered.

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Progress Report: Construction at 2 Allen Street

Last modified January 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

In the three months since our last progress report, work on the underpinning job at the construction site of 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) has moved along steadily; backhoes dug deep below street level in an attempt to stabilize the adjacent Jarmulowski Bank Building.  But now there’s a partial stop work order in place.

Weekend Edition: January 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via Joanna Pan]

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Pike Loop Installation Extended

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Fans of the Pike Loop installation on Pike Steeet can rest easy today. Contrary to information on the website for the Storefront for Art & Architecture, the exhibit will not end this month. In fact, positive feedback from the community was allegedly overwhelming, and the Department of Transportation decided to extend its residency until the […]

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GreatWall Bus Moved

Posted January 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

The ticket office for GreatWall Bus at 34 Canal Street recently moved a few doors down to 143 Division.  A yellow “for rent” sign hangs from the aging awning, while a bi-lingual letter taped to the doorway informs future travelers of the new location.

Early Edition: December 17

Posted December 17, 2009 at 6:00 am

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Activity Begins Anew at 2 Allen Street

Posted December 14, 2009 at 6:16 am

Activity is beginning anew at the recently demolished 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard Street). A pair of backhoes sits idly in the corner lot, eagerly awaiting orders to mobilize.  Excavation and earth-moving is imminent, as there are now permits filed with the DOB for an “underpinning job.”

Early Edition: December 8

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

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Look Before Crossing the Allen Street Mall

Posted December 7, 2009 at 6:35 am

Every day, without fail, countless pedestrians cross the street (jay-walking and otherwise) with eyeballs buried in iPods, iPhones, Blackberries, and the like. Slaves to the handhelds.  Perhaps these habits were the impetus behind the recent addition of “Look” arrow-inlays in each of the intersections of the Allen Street Mall. Highly reminiscent of the sidewalks in […]