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Scaling the Span: High-Wire Repair Act on the Manhattan Bridge

Posted August 6, 2021 at 5:04 am

Work on the Manhattan Bridge of late has provided fodder for the camera lens. One reader sent us several images of construction crews scaling the span, in a high-wire repair act. This latest round of action on the Manhattan Bridge – ongoing for three years – is part of neverending rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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Crowdfunding Push for Mom Yanked Down Stairs in Chinatown Subway Mugging

Posted July 21, 2021 at 5:02 am

In which an ordinary trip to Chinatown this past weekend turned into tragedy. On Saturday morning (July 17), a 58-year-old woman identified as Htwe Than Than and her son, Kyaw Zaw Hein, were exiting the Canal Street station of the N/Q line when an unidentified assailant attacked. Cops said the mugger grabbed the son’s backpack […]

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Christopher Marte Leads Race for Councilmember of District 1

Last modified June 23, 2021 at 6:43 am

The Primary results are not yet conclusive, but point to Christopher Marte, a son of the Lower East Side, as replacement for Margaret Chin for Councilmember of District 1. As of this morning, Marte holds a commanding lead, garnering roughly 40 percent of votes cast. Just shy of the threshold for victory; but Gigi Li […]

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Owner of the Wayland Headed to Canal Street with ‘Lula’

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

The northeast corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets is again up for grabs, thus concluding a string of successive nightlife concepts over the last few years. And the latest suitor is one with an East Village pedigree. The one-and-a-half-year-old events space and wine bar by Convivium Catering ultimately didn’t survive the pandemic. Now, the owner […]

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For Beloved Photographer Corky Lee, a Funeral Procession through his Achievements in Chinatown

Posted February 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Corky Lee, beloved photographer who focused his lens on Asian American culture, died last week after battling coronavirus. He was 74. Lockdown measures ultimately changed plans for the funeral. In lieu of an indoor memorial service, the family instead arranged for a procession through Chinatown, stopping at ten significant locations in Lee’s life. It will […]

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Upset at Broken Bodega Lotto Machine, Man Pummels Clerk with ‘Wet Floor’ Sign on Canal Street

Posted February 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

A man pummeled a bodega clerk on Canal Street after an altercation over a broken Lotto machine, police said Friday as they released video of the attack. The attacker began fighting with the worker inside the store – situated at Canal and Orchard Streets – at 2:15am on January 24. The customer was apparently angry […]

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Four Surrender in Connection with Chinatown Bus Beatdown on Canal Street

Posted February 1, 2021 at 5:01 am

Two men and two women surrendered to police on Friday in connection to the broad-daylight attack on a man who police said was beaten, slashed, and stripped of his clothes in Chinatown last week. The victim, Walter Ward, exited a Chinatown bus (Panda NY) when a group of thirteen men and women jumped him in the […]

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In Chinatown, it’s Elders Lost in Vaccination

Posted January 25, 2021 at 5:02 am

As the nation’s coronavirus death toll exceeds 400,000, news of mass vaccination sites opening across New York city is certainly welcome. However, securing an appointment is proving a daunting task. The mayor previously stressed equity in treatment for vaccination, which is rolled out in phases. Yet, with the mandate that all appointments require online registration, […]

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New Year, Wrong Stamp for USPS Commemorative Postage [OP-ED]

Posted January 19, 2021 at 5:19 am

With the Lunar New Year fast approaching, the U.S. Postal Service released its annual commemorative stamp to honor the holiday. Yet, the new postage seriously misses the mark, is wrong on many levels. The Lunar New Year – observed this year on February 12 – is celebrated by several Asian cultures, but it’s difficult to […]

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Stringer Promises ‘Fair Share’ of PPP for City Businesses

Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

City Comptroller (and mayoral candidate) Scott Stringer held a press conference yesterday at the Chinatown kiosk on Canal Street, announcing a plan to funnel federal Payroll Protection (PPP) dollars to New York city businesses. It certainly triggered an uncomfortable memory of last year’s PPP fiasco. The first round of PPP went into effect just a […]

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