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Pedestrian Ramp Construction Around the LES is Complete

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

  Much of that curbside construction around the neighborhood that commenced last spring is finally wrapping up. This week, the DDC completed its installation of twenty-one new ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, plus fourteen new catch basins to improve stormwater drainage, at intersections in Manhattan neighborhoods south of 23rd Street.  It was reportedly no easy feat, as all of the ramps were […]

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‘Cup & Saucer’ Survives the Upstairs Fire at 89 Canal Street

Posted January 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

You would think that nothing happened at 89 Canal Street. Yet, three days ago, fire broke out on the third floor (and spread to the fourth) and temporarily sidelined Cup & Saucer on the ground level. But it survived … luckily. While boards are now in the upper windows, the greasy-spoon remains open for business. Cup & […]

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There was a Fire at the ‘Cup & Saucer’ Building on Canal Street this Morning [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

Earlier this morning, at roughly 4:30am, fire broke out on the third floor of 89 Canal Street. Several trucks responded and extinguished the blaze rather quickly. Seemingly within an hour. Cup & Saucer occupies the ground level. We spoke to the owner of the beloved luncheonette, who indicated they’ll be open soon, but must first […]

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Mission Chinese Plans a Vietnamese Spinoff at the Old Pies ‘n’ Thighs on Canal Street

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Some potential juicy news to sate your holiday hangover. Community Board 3 released its monthly agenda on Friday, and the SLA subcommittee docket includes an application for Mission Vietnamese (MVNYC LLC) at 43 Canal Street. On the surface, it would appear that owner Danny Bowien is looking to secure full liquor privileges here, yet might need […]

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‘The Bao Shoppe’ Arrival, and the Case of Cafe Clutter on Canal Street’s East End

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

The east end of Canal Street is awash in cafés, both trendy and otherwise. And into the fray steps a newcomer at number 34. You’ll recall that Cafe de Nora arrived in February 2015, but only lasted a few months. It was succeeded that summer by the futile tenure of a gallery called Eye for […]

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When Brazen Burglers Stole a 4,000-Pound Safe from a Canal Street Jewelery Shop in Broad Daylight [HISTORY]

Posted December 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

For one Chinatown address, a century of jewelry history is gone. Since as early as 1915, the six-story corner building at 105 Canal Street hosted jewelry stores and diamond dealers on premise almost exclusively. That changed in the spring of 2012 when Crawford Fine Gold Jewelry packed up and relocated to the Bowery. Two failed […]

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3 Years Later, 6-Story Jarmulowsky Bank Annex Unveiled on Canal Street

Posted December 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

After three years of planning, demolition, and reconstruction, the six-story Jarmulowsky Bank annex at 60 Canal Street is ready to boast. The standard mess of scaffolding and netting was recently dismantled to reveal the new product. Lots of brick. This 83-foot sidecar structure was to become part and parcel of the now-defunct Ace-managed hotel next door. […]

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That ‘Stranger Things’ LES Photo Shoot Hits the Pages of GQ [PHOTOS]

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:06 am

It was during the wee hours of an overcast October Sunday that we happened upon the child cast of Netflix hit series Stranger Things. The stars had assembled beside the faded Bruce Cost ginger ale mural at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets for a photo shoot to appear in GQ magazine. The production […]

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Dylan Rieder, Skater and Owner of ‘The Hunt,’ Memorialized with Skateboard Tribute on Canal Street

Posted October 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model out of California, died two weeks ago after a two-year battle with Leukemia. He was 28. Rieder also co-owned the eclectic oddities shop at 27 Canal Street called The Hunt with fellow skateboarders Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus. Which explains the brief closure and makeshift memorial that now sits outside the gate. […]

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Nighttime Shopping with the Lulav Vendors of Canal Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:07 am

With the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in the proverbial back pocket, it’s on to the next with the feast Sukkot. Meaning, the traditional rush is on to pick up lulav and etrog … if that is your custom. The old time holdout vendors returned to the fray yesterday, setting up shop at the usual […]

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