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Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Collision at Manhattan Bridge Entrance

Posted October 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Police last week arrested one of its own after an off-duty officer was busted for drunk driving on the Manhattan Bridge. NYPD Officer Eugene Schatz, 46, was driving eastbound Wednesday night on Canal Street toward the bridge entrance when he got into a minor fender-bender with another vehicle. Yet kept on driving until reaching Brooklyn. […]

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Here’s Why DOT Shouldn’t Move Forward with Hated Chinatown ‘Gateway’ Art Design [OP-ED]

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

A glimmer of hope came over me last month when I was informed that Department of Transportation would delay its presentation to Community Board 3 regarding the controversial Chinatown “Gateway” marker. I was cautiously optimistic that Linda Lee’s “Dragon’s Roar” design would be scrapped due to unanimous local outrage and opposition, and that the selection […]

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Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’ TV Reboot is Filming on the LES Tonight

Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

They just couldn’t leave well enough alone. The television reboot of cult classic High Fidelity – based on the 1995 book by Nick Hornby – is taking over parts of the Lower East Side today. The requisite “no parking” signs currently dot the eastern terminus of Canal Street near Rutgers. Film shoot is tonight. It’s indeed […]

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DOT is Out of Touch with Chinatown ‘Gateway’ Art Installation [OP-ED]

Last modified July 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

From Dogman to the new Gateway, the city and its chosen artists don’t seem to get Chinatown. The DOT unveiled the “Gateways to Chinatown” design last week to a stunned audience at the transportation subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The proposed marker, to be installed in the triangle at the confluence of Canal, Baxter, […]

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Cup & Saucer Reboot Renamed ‘Two Bridge’s Diner’

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

The Cup & Saucer reboot on Canal Street recently changed its identity. It’s no longer the Greek Shack; instead taking on the location-specific name of Two Bridge’s Diner. (The grammatical error – should be plural – is memorialized on the awning and menus.) John Vasilopoulos, who lost the Cup & Saucer exactly two years ago, […]

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Canadian Tourist Arrested in Manhattan Bridge Climbing Attempt

Posted April 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

Chalk this one up to extreme vacationing. The Daily News reports that a Canadian tourist is currently in police custody for attempting to scale the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Drew Harrison, 24, decided to have a go at climbing the tower closest to the Brooklyn side of the bridge, right around 5pm. Traffic was […]

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Convivium Catering Transforms ‘Brigitte’ into ‘R&D’ Events Space

Posted April 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

The last gasp of Brigitte happened in mid-February, when the restaurant shuttered for a second time. And without any renovations. Instead, the corner restaurant has become an events space by the same folks. Convivium Catering – whose partners were behind Brigitte – just launched this new three-pronged concept called R&D. According to printouts attached to […]

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Brigitte Closes (Again) 3 Months After Remodeling

Posted February 12, 2019 at 5:05 am

Well, that didn’t last long at all. The rebooted version of Brigitte, which had been closed for much of last summer undergoing renovations, is down for the count. Again. Brigitte reopened this past November, and promised “something great,” but instead foundered less than three months later. The establishment is now dark. A reader opines that […]

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Canal Street Welcomes the ‘Greek Shack’ [Updated]

Last modified December 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Last month, we reported that Cup & Saucer was returning to the same Canal Street address, but next door. Not quite. While the classic luncheonette is not returning, a similar venture just did. The Greek Shack. Brother of Cup & Saucer co-owner John Vasilopoulos signed a lease on the space earlier this year, which sits […]

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Brigitte Reopens on Canal Street After Months of Remodeling

Posted November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

After months of promises, Brigitte finally reopened at the northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets. It had been closed for renovations since last spring. The messaging from HQ now – open for business “After a lift and a michelin-awarded team, we are now accepting reservations.” Time will tell if the refreshed Brigitte is “something […]

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