Doyers Street

DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.” Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural […]

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Someone Dumped Oil on Fresh Doyers Street Asphalt Art [Updated]

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

At first glance, it appears the locals are none too pleased with the new “Asphalt Art” mural underway on Doyers Street. A tipster sent in the enclosed photos showing the ruination of the piece in progress. “The Song of Dragons and Flowers,” painted by artist Chen Dongfan, is part of the Chinatown Partnership’s transformation of […]

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Art-Driven Pedestrian Plaza to Seal Doyers Street Next Month

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

For the second year running, the so-called “Bloody Angle” is temporarily closed to traffic. The Chinatown Partnership (a business improvement district) sealed Doyers Street during daytime hours to create a pedestrian plaza. As part of the initiative, the Partnership tapped Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan to paint the 4,851 square-foot street mural – so-called “Asphalt Art” […]

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Doyers Street Post Office Edges Closer to Honoring Chinese American Suffragette

Posted March 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

The months-long effort to rename a bustling Chinatown post office to honor an iconic twentieth century suffragette is one step closer to reality. Introduced in the fall by Congresswoman Nadia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the United States House of Representatives last week passed the bill to rename the 6 Doyers Street facility to Mabel Lee Memorial […]

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Doyers Street Pedestrian Plaza Closes the Angle to Vehicular Traffic for the Next Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Don’t expect to see many cars on Doyers Street for the next month. In the interim, the so-called “Bloody Angle” will be sealed to traffic during daytime hours to allow for temporary public space. A pedestrian plaza. It’s a page out of the local business improvment district playbook. The Chinatown Partnership shipped in the astro-turf, […]

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With ‘Chinese Tuxedo’ Opening Next Month on Doyers Street, a Peek Inside and a Look at the 1905 Original

Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

Suit up for more nightlife on Doyers. The photo above seems the likely inspiration behind the forthcoming nightclub of same on Doyers Street. Chinese Tuxedo was as advertised, a tuxedo shop across the street from the imposter. Note the Third Avenue El off to the side, casting shadows onto the corner of Doyers and the […]

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Chinese Tuxedo Tries Again for 5 Doyers Street

Posted October 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

​For a minute there, Chinese Tuxedo had ceased remodeling efforts inside Doyers Street. An extended period of quiet during part of September. But the Chinatown carpetbaggers are back in action, ready to get one over on the neighborhood. Later tonight, principals Eddy Buckingham and Hok Lam will appear before Community Board 3 for a beer-wine […]

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Residents Demand ‘Chinatown/Little Italy Historical District’ Street Signs, 6 Years After Designation

Posted September 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

Almost six years ago, the National Register of Historic Places designated Chinatown/Little Italy as an “Historical District.” Unlike landmarked neighborhood zones, which typically receive brown signage and are shielded from out-of-context development, the bestowed honor is largely a paper award without protection. As it stands, though, there are no replacement street signs in Chinatown recognizing the […]

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Chinese Tuxedo Begins Construction on Doyers Street Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Posted August 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

Controversial Chinatown carpetbagger Chinese Tuxedo is proceeding with plans to install an enormous footprint of nightlife on Doyers Street. Despite vehement community opposition earlier this year, principals Eddy Buckingham and Hok Lam are deep into the build-out phase. A tipster alerts us to the heightened activity inside the storefront of 5 Doyers Street. And here is some […]

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Notes from CB3: Chinese Tuxedo for Doyers Denied Outright, Support for Pizza Beach in Hell Square, and More

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, last night was one marked by surprises. It saw the Lower East Side Dwellers supporting a new liquor license and established restaurateurs coming out against new liquor licenses. And notably absent from the panel was Ariel Palitz, who is no longer part of the rank-and-file. Here are […]

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