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‘1 Pike’ Pairs Coffee and Wine on the Border of Chinatown

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Pike and Division Streets is now booze-friendly. That new watering hole we told you about is ready for business. Dubbed simply 1 Pike, the establishment is essentially a coffee shop by day and wine bar in the after-hours. Soft launch was last week. At present, only coffee (courtesy of Cafe Grumpy) […]

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New Wine Bar Takes Shape at Pike and Division

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose a wine bar tenant to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 Division). The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to […]

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Watch this Guy Knock Over a Motorcycle on Pike Street for No Apparent Reason [VIDEO]

Last modified April 28, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Here’s an interesting one… So, this guy was walking down Pike Street, between East Broadway and Henry Street, on Monday at 10:38pm and decided to upend a parked motorcycle. It’s clear that he was pissed off about something; he commits to pushing the vehicle onto the sidewalk when it refuses to budge after the first […]

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Getting Ready for Passover on the Lower East Side, Circa 1932 [VIDEO]

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

Ever wonder what it was like getting ready for Passover in the Lower East Side ghetto of 1932? This brief video clip – entitled “Erev (night of) Pesach in the Lower East Side” – is a hyperlocal history lesson. In it we see the hustle-bustle of preparations before the spring holiday. Shoppers rush to pick […]

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CB3 Condemns Yep Tour, Calls on City to Reverse Pike Street Bus Permit

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Spare the rod, spoil Yep Tour. That seems to be what’s happening. Yep Tour, one of the worst bus operators in Chinatown, was awarded a six-month bus stop on Pike Street last month. The community, for its part, feels betrayed by the city’s decision to exercise this “nuclear option,” and this week’s Transportation subcommittee meeting […]

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DOT Flip-Flops, Grants Yep Tour a Temporary Intercity Bus Permit

Posted April 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

The city’s Department of Transportation flip-flopped and agreed to issue the egregious Chinatown bus operator Yep Tour a temporary permit for a stop at Pike Street and East Broadway, Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer confirmed last week. This reversal comes nearly two months after the agency blocked the identical application for loading and […]

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AAFE Chooses Wine Bar for Newly Converted Space at Pike and Division

Posted April 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

The Lower East Side headquarters of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) may soon gain an additional revenue stream by inviting nightlife to a block with plenty of it. Division Street between Pike and Ludlow. That’s the story behind the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 […]

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Another Yep Tour Bus Seized on Pike Street, Forced to Pay $4K in Traffic Violations

Posted January 30, 2017 at 5:12 am

Is Yep Tour’s number finally up? The controversial intercity bus company is getting some serious heat from cops. Indeed, the New York City Sheriff is hot on its tail, so to speak, and struck again last Thursday night for the second time in three weeks. Officers seized another in its fleet, while also levying a […]

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Yep Tour Intercity Bus Operator Owes $300K in Fines, Denied Permit by CB3

Last modified November 17, 2016 at 7:42 am

The years-long battle against intercity buses is gaining more traction. Yep Tour, a Chinatown bus operator that’s elicited vehement local opposition, was again denied a permit to operate by Community Board 3. The company had applied to legitimately operate on Pike Street and East Broadway (former Yo! Bus stop). This was the second denial in […]

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Stop the City from Granting Yep Tour an Intercity Bus Permit, Neighbors Say

Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Regulating the Chinatown bus industry is a dead end. The system is broken, and the rogue operators remain on point to capitalize. Illegally, at that. The Chinatown bus town hall organized two years ago was little more than a dog and pony show, despite the attendance of politicians and police brass. Substantive change in this […]

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