Elizabeth Street

Pandemic Shift: Tom and Jerry’s

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:07 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here is Kris, bartender at Tom & […]

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Con Edison Transformer Fire Engulfs Car on Elizabeth Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 7:02 am

Yesterday evening, a car parked on Elizabeth Street, north of Prince, caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the neighborhood. From what we understand, a transformer beneath the road tripped out due to the rain, and the blaze engulfed the vehicle. Residents in the apartments nearby reported lights flickering. Firefighters responded and let the blaze […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Creator, and Gallerist, Allan Reiver Dies at 78

Last modified June 1, 2021 at 11:17 am

The start of the holiday weekend came with sad news for residents of Little Italy and supporters of Elizabeth Street Garden. Late Friday, ESG Inc., the nonprofit that runs and maintains the garden, announced the passing of Allan Reiver in a newsletter to its members and advocates. Cause and date of death are not yet […]

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Timothy Goodman Gets ‘New York’ with Rag & Bone Mural

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:04 am

Designer and muralist, Timothy Goodman, wrapped his latest piece yesterday just off the Bowery. The Rag & Bone fashion boutique tapped Goodman to impart artwork on its Elizabeth Street facade. This latest scrawls “New York” in different typefaces more than a dozen times. And it’s his second outing at the wall in the last four […]

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Jing Fong to Downsize with 125-Seat Chinatown Eatery

Posted April 30, 2021 at 5:02 am

Jing Fong will rebound in Chinatown later this spring, albeit on a much smaller scale. The downsized comeback – first reported by the New York Post this week – is described as a 125-seat restaurant at an undisclosed address in the neighborhood. Of course, this is a fraction of the footprint of its Elizabeth Street […]

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Protesting Chinese-American Planning Council and the 24-Hour Workday

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

Yesterday, employees of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) protested outside the headquarters of the nation’s largest Chinese-American social services organization at 150 Elizabeth Street in Chinatown. The action was for what they considered unfair wage practices as home-care attendees. “End the 24-hour workday” and “No More 24” was the rallying cry from Chinese Staff and […]

Tacombi Expands with Forest Hills Taqueria

Posted April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

Popular taco chain, Tacombi, continues its expansion streak this year with another outer-borough location in Queens. A Boogie reader tells us that Tacombi just put up plywood outside a store on Austin Street in Forest Hills. News of its arrival near the Tennis Stadium – the second Queens location behind Long Island City – arrives […]

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Jing Fong Supporters Rally to Reopen, Boycott Landlord’s Other Businesses

Posted March 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

In the wake of Jing Fong closing, pressure mounts against Jonathan Chu, landlord of the former Chinatown eatery, to reopen the dining room. Handbills are now taped to surfaces in the vicinity of 20 Elizabeth Street, announcing a rally today, and calling for a boycott of Chu’s other businesses. As the poster attests, his family […]

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With Dining Room Shuttered, Jing Fong Demolition Already Underway

Posted March 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

Iconic Chinatown banquet hall, Jing Fong, served its last customers Sunday as lines stretched down the block with regulars wanting to have a final Dim Sum lunch there before it closed the dining room. No sooner did service end than interior demolition began. Jing Fong, a neighborhood staple for the last 43 years, folded under the […]

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Jing Fong Waiters Urge Landlord to Reinstate Dining Room

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:07 am

Chinatown shook to its core last weekend upon news that Jing Fong is closing down its massive dining room next week (March 7). The restaurant will continue operating as a ghost kitchen to fulfill orders for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on its patio. They’re reportedly on a month-to-month lease. “With our drastic decline in […]

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