Canal Street

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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Man Stabs Roommate then Jumps to his Death on Canal Street

Last modified December 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Canal Street Street between Rutgers and Allen Streets is an active crime scene due to an apparent murder suicide on the block this morning at around 10:00am. Cops confirm that a 43-year-old man was stabbed at 42 Canal Street, and that the suspect then leaped from the rooftop. We’re told that the victim is in […]

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Nearly Seven Years Later, ‘Coming Soon’ Moves Down the Block

Posted November 16, 2020 at 5:06 am

High-end home goods boutique, Coming Soon, upped and moved down the block. Citing a “seven year itch” – Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria founded the store on Orchard Street in early 2014 – Coming Soon announced its relocation and grand reopening last week. Token pink neon signage now burns bright in the front window. The […]

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Gone are the Lulav Vendors of the Lower East Side

Last modified October 1, 2020 at 7:13 am

The traditional rush to pick up Lulav and Etrog – which always begins after Yom Kippur – is different this year on the Lower East Side. The old-time holdout vendors – who usually peddle at the confluence of Essex, Rutgers, and Canal Streets – are nowhere in sight. No tables, hustle, nor bustle. Their presence […]

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Homeless Man Shatters Windows of Chinatown Restaurants

Last modified September 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

Late Friday evening, curbside diners were treated to a sideshow along Mott Street as an unstable homeless man went on a window smashing spree. The spree started on the corner of Mott and Bayard, where the individual threw a rock through the window of the old New Shanghai Deluxe on Canal. He then walked up the block […]

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I May Survive Coronavirus, but My Friendships Won’t [OP-ED]

Last modified March 27, 2020 at 7:20 am

While I may survive the COVID-19 pandemic, some of my friendships won’t. As xenophobia grips the masses, racist attacks and harassment against Asians are on the rise at home and abroad. While many would condemn attacks or harassment on social media platforms, how many would intervene when it involves friends? Sadly, my guess is probably not […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Sheds its Scaffolding After 6 Years

Posted March 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another major milestone for the historic Jarmulowsky Bank. Three months after the new replica cupola returned to the rooftop, the shroud of scaffolding and netting is coming down. This construction apparatus has been affixed to the facade of the Jarmulowsky Bank since 2014. An eyesore now a sight for sore eyes. And renovations for the […]

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CB3 to Hear Application for Another Intercity Bus Stop at Canal and Allen

Posted January 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

The timing of another intercity bus application for Canal Street couldn’t come at a worse time. Indeed, the Chinatown bus industry is back in the spotlight this week due to the horrific highway pileup in Pennsylvania Sunday morning, in which five were killed and sixty injured. Z&D Tour, whose bus hit an embankment on the […]

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Chinatown Bus Company Involved in Horrific Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash, Killing 5

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Chinatown bus with a station on Canal Street was involved in a horrific traffic accident early Sunday morning in Southwest Pennsylvania that killed five and injured sixty. The interstate coach – headed to Cincinnati via the Pennsylvania Turnpike – hit an embankment, on a downhill curve in Mount Pleasant Township, about 35 miles southeast […]

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