East Broadway

Death at East Broadway Station Last Week was 13-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Jumped in Front of Train [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

Last Wednesday (July 11), reports surfaced of a 20-year-old man who “fell” on the subway tracks at the East Broadway Station and died after being stuck by a train. However, big media apparently had the story wrong. In fact, it seems this alleged “man” was actually a 13-year-old Chinese-American boy named Lin J. Longhui, who […]

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Man Killed by F Train at East Broadway Station Yesterday Afternoon

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

A man in his 20s was killed by a southbound F train at East Broadway station, according to several published reports. The man is thought to have “fallen” onto the tracks before the subway train hit and killed him shortly after 3pm. Emergency personnel pronounced the straphanger dead on arrival, FDNY officials said. This is the second […]

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Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week. The new sculpture […]

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Chatham Square Library Nominated for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Posted June 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

  The “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” just announced its ten finalists (across the five boroughs) for this year’s “Oscars of the Libraries,” and one Lower East Side library happened to make the cut. The Chatham Square Library is officially in the running for receiving some extra funds to invest into additional programming and services for the Chinatown community at […]

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Seward Park Basketball Courts Hamstrung by ‘Absentee’ Contractor

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:05 am

Area youth will need to wait another couple months to play ball inside Seward Park. The current resurfacing job underway the last couple months is behind schedule. Until yesterday, there had been almost no activity in the rear corner of the park for at least two weeks. The big boys came to play yesterday, though, […]

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‘JaJaJa’ Vegan Spot Falls Victim to Plant Theft

Posted May 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

For JaJaJa, Chinatown isn’t so welcoming, after all. Apparently, a plant theft transpired last week at the new vegan Mexican spot. Store surveillance cameras caught a Chinese woman uprooting and stealing a “plantas Mexicana” from its window box. There’s currently a printout of the footage taped to the front window which reads, “plantas thief, we see […]

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Here’s a Very Different Look at the 14-Story Commercial Condo Coming to Pike and East Broadway

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

Some serious height is coming to a bustling corner of East Broadway in Chinatown. The former home of a Mobil gas station, 2 Pike Street – nay, rebranded as 100 East Broadway – will soon be reincarnated as fourteen stories (180 feet) of glassy commercial condos (“boutique office condominium”). The single level convenience store of […]

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‘Swipe Swindlers’ Continue to Plague Commuters at East Broadway Station

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

The so-called swipe swindlers continue to plague the East Broadway subway station. It’s a racket that’s been ongoing for years, and probably isn’t exclusive to the Lower East Side. It goes like this… You walk downstairs to the Metrocard machine to purchase a fare, but are greeted with an “out of order” message. A group […]

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Vegan Mexican Joint ‘JaJaJa’ Opens Friday on East Broadway

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

The light board has been affixed to the facade of 162 East Broadway for months. Now, it’s lit up with the greeting, “Hola Chinatown! We see you.” This is how the plant-based newcomer JaJaJa is announcing itself to the Chinatown neighborhood it invaded. It opens to the public on Friday. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan […]

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With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit. The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York […]

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