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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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Manhattan Bridge Ornamental Globes Replaced After 110 Years

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

The Manhattan Bridge is sporting a new pair of balls. Globes, that is. As part of the overall structural restoration of the 110-year-old East River crossing, Department of Transportation last week installed the new globes atop the north tower. The bridge had been without since September 30, when the two decorative ornaments were dethroned from […]

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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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