Baxter Street

Chinatown Street Sweepers Get Boost from Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

With street sweepers at a near standstill citywide these days, a group of volunteers continues to keep Chinatown clean. On their own dime. As previously reported, Chinatown activist Karlin Chan organized a weekly weekend gathering to remove litter and literally scrub down the grimy streets with brooms. Wiping away the garbage truck slime and greasy […]

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On Patrol with the Chinatown Block Watch

Posted May 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month, we broke news about the formation of a grassroots group of guardians in Chinatown. The Chinatown Block Watch. Through periodic patrols, the force aims to curb the uptick of harassment citywide against Asians – often blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. Bowery Boogie contributor Aidan Elias spent a recent afternoon embedded with Chinatown […]

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City Keeps Chinatown Park in the Dark over Light Outages [OP-ED]

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

Is the Department of Transportation stuck in neutral? Back in early 2017, the lights dotting Columbus Park in Chinatown began to fade, eventually shrouding the whole park in darkness. Being an early riser and accustomed to walking my Furbabies at 5:00am daily, I was forced to carry a flashlight in order to see. My inquiries to […]

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Decades-Old Chinatown Stalwarts, Including Yee Li, Close for Good

Posted August 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

A spate of mom-and-pop closures has plagued Chinatown. In the last month alone, three longtime businesses – each established for decades – succumbed to cutthroat real estate pressures. Yee Li, the old-school Chinese BBQ joint located at Bayard and, had been a neighborhood mainstay the last thirty-three years. It was once named New Big Wang, […]

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Chinatown Kiosk on Canal Nearly Clipped in Car Accident

Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

At about 9:30-ish Saturday night, a sedan jumped the curb and nearly obliterated the city’s Chinatown informational kiosk situated in the median.

Dave’s Wear House Skate Shop at 123 Baxter

Posted October 5, 2011 at 6:28 am

Dave’s Wear House opened at the rather sterile 123 Baxter roughly sixty days ago, the labor of skate luminary and East Village resident Dave Ortiz.

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