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Iconic ‘Pearl River Mart’ to Run Shop at Museum of Chinese in America

Posted December 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

Chinatown classic Pearl River Mart, which was on the brink just a couple years ago, has since rebounded and just joined forces with the Museum of Chinese in America. The collaboration – the MOCA Shop – will debut on February 5, timed to coincide with the Lunar New Year. Founded in SoHo in 1971 by […]

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‘Vivi Bubble Tea’ Cafe on Allen Street Shuttered by DOH

Posted December 11, 2018 at 5:02 am

Four – the number of years Vivi Bubble Tea lasted on Allen Street. Its tenure was cut short thanks to the Department of Health. Inspectors visited the four-year-old Chinatown import in mid-October, and dropped the hammer big time. The franchise did not recover from the inspection, which yielded 79 violation points largely due to vermin […]

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Doughnut Plant Opening 6th Location at Oculus Mall

Last modified December 10, 2018 at 6:54 am

Make way for doughnuts – more specifically, Doughnut Plant doughnuts. The Grand Street fan favorite is now an empire rising faster than the yeast in their strawberry jam-filled delights. This time they’re setting up an outpost inside the Westfield World Trade Center mall at the Oculus. It’s opening on the top floor, where Italian food […]

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Juicy Spot’s Thai Ice Cream Cafe on Ludlow Street Melts Away

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Juicy Spot no longer has a foothold in Hell Square. The Thai ice creamery at Ludlow Street recently folded after about four years on the block. A handwritten sign in the window redirects customers to the Chinatown locale at 33 Pell Street. Juicy Spot debuted on Ludlow Street in early 2015, and later expanded to […]

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City Council Levels Lawsuit Against the City to Rein in Two Bridges Skyscrapers

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the City Planning affirmative vote last week for three waterfront skyscrapers to proceed, City Council on Friday took legal action to pump the proverbial brakes. The 10-3 result didn’t sit well with Speaker Corey Johnson, who promised that the legislative body would level a lawsuit in no uncertain terms. He took […]

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Is ‘Moishe’s Bake Shop’ on 2nd Avenue Cooked?

Posted December 7, 2018 at 9:38 am

It might be time to sound the alarm for Moishe’s Bake Shop. The Real Deal reported yesterday that investor Jay Schwimmer recently signed a 21-year lease on the entire building at 115 Second Avenue. For all three floors, in fact, including Moishe’s Bake Shop. Occupancy could begin as soon as March, the lease start date. […]

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Losers Lounge Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Last modified December 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

When it comes to music, we all have our guilty pleasures. Some satiate this within the safe confines of headphones, while others sing unabashedly with the windows down at a stoplight. There’s yet another component when you’re an actual musician and you have songs you like to belt out with reckless abandon. That being said, […]

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WeWork Founder Brings ‘Selina’ Hotel Project to the Bowery

Posted December 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Finally complete after years of construction, 138 Bowery is ready for the big-time, and with an identity to boot. Backed by WeWork founder Adam Neumann, Selina is a multipurpose hospitality endeavor that marries co-working options with hotel rooms, retail, and food offerings. The lodge features 90 keys designed in collaboration with local artists and designers, […]

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The Tower at MOSCOT’s Old Orchard Street HQ is Now Above Ground

Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

Six years after MOSCOT moved across the street, the multimillion-dollar cause of its ousting is slowly ascending. We’re talking, of course, about the twelve-story tower currently under construction at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. Foundation and underpinning work recently wrapped, and the superstructure skeleton is now poking above the plywood. Sitting at […]

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