Bayard Street

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Battling Eviction Over its Water Usage

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, one of the longest running ice cream shops in the city, is battling an eviction from its landlord. The New York Post reported yesterday that the owner of 65 Bayard Street has been trying to muscle out the family-owned dessert shop for allegedly using too much water. The tiff […]

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Xi’an Famous Foods Locks Down Bayard Street with Second Outpost on the Block

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Back in the spring of 2011, the Flushing-based Xi’an Famous Foods planted a flag in “Old Chinatown” at 67 Bayard Street. It’s currently deemed the “Original,” despite its former presence in the 88 East Broadway Mall (RIP). Six years later, though, and the block sees another. Xi’an Famous Foods opened a new location down the […]

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This Bayard Street Payphone is no Longer Crowned with a Pagoda

Posted September 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

We hoped this day wouldn’t come to pass, but alas, it’s here. Until recently, this public payphone on Bayard Street (just east of Elizabeth) was topped with a decorative pagoda. One of the only such instances in Chinatown. Not anymore; the extra bit of culture is gone. A Boogie reader tells us that the style […]

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El Rey Chef Heads to Chinatown for Flashpoint Winnie’s Replacement

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Head chef of El Rey on Stanton Street, Gerardo Gonzalez, just exited the cafe for his new venture in Chinatown. As previously reported, Gonzalez teamed up with Dudley’s managers Mateusz Lilpop and Benedict dos Remedios, and William Davidson to impart a new “food focused” establishment specializing in Latin-Asian fusion” at the former Winnie’s on Bayard Street (aka […]

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69 Bayard Replacement ‘Wing Kee’ Tries to Keep the Cheap Eats Dream Alive

Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Before you could even utter the phrase “Chinatown cheap eats,” a like-minded newcomer is already operating at 69 Bayard. Replaced in a flash. The former “69 Bayard” late-night standby shuttered at the end of February after its lease expired and the landlord jacked the rent. Just like that, eighty years of business disappeared. Or, so […]

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Chinatown Cheap-Eats ’69 Bayard Restaurant’ is Closing for Good on Sunday

Posted February 25, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Chinatown cheap eats just lost one of its favored stalwarts. For some three decades, the Chinese restaurant at 69 Bayard Street served the community, yet really found footing with the late-night, post-drinking population. In fact, it’s one of the few authentic grub spots in Chinatown that caters into the wee hours of the morning. Was, […]

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Jobs and Gender Roles at a Chinatown Dessert Shop

Last modified November 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

​Chinatown dessert spot Mango Mango is ruffling feathers with the “now hiring” poster in its windows. Reinforcing outdated gender roles, says one angry reader. The sign at 63 Bayard Street is pretty clear – women are sought specifically for cashier positions, and men for the kitchen duty. Not vice-versa. “When I saw the sign while […]

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Danny Chen Rally for Justice Planned for Tomorrow

Last modified August 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

The Lower East Side community was dealt a blow last week with the slap-on-the-wrist verdict in the Danny Chen case.

The Public Responds to the Columbus Park Arrest

Last modified May 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Some new information is coming to light about the arrest of an older gentleman in Columbus Park this past Sunday. More after the jump!

NYPD Officers Responding in Columbus Park [Video]

Last modified May 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

Earlier today, we received a concerned email from a reader documenting an arrest in Columbus Park on Sunday.

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