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Mayor de Blasio Got Tested for Covid-19 on the Lower East Side

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mayor de Blasio made good on his promise to get tested for Covid-19. And he did so yesterday on the Lower East Side. The mayor posted a Twitter photo of his exam at Gouverneur Hospital yesterday afternoon, and came a day after he canceled public appearances due to illness. (The administration blamed a “stomach bug.”) […]

Jerry Stiller’s Lower East Side

Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Comedy legend Jerry Stiller passed away yesterday morning at his Upper West Side home. He was 92. Cause of death – “natural causes,” according to an update from his actor son, Ben Stiller. The elder Stiller – best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld – was a product of the Lower East Side. Born […]

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Thief Steals $5K of Tech Equipment from Grand Street Settlement Community Center at Rutgers Houses

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

As we’ve seen, the COVID-19 shutdown does not deter crime. Police said that a man broke into, and robbed, the Grand Street Settlement community center at Rutgers Houses this past weekend. The suspect, pictured in the surveillance photo above, stole more than $5,000 worth of computers and equipment. The suspect remains at large. The area community […]

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Lower East Side Gets COVID-19 Testing Center at Gouverneur on Madison Street

Posted April 1, 2020 at 5:02 am

Good news for the Lower East Side. Starting today, locals can get tested for the novel coronavirus. According to an update yesterday from U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, New York City Health and Hospitals is opening a COVID-19 assessment and testing center outside Gouverneur Hospital on Madison Street. Physicians will assess patients and determine whether further […]

That Chen Wong Imposter was Removed from Seamless

Posted February 24, 2020 at 5:06 am

It took several days, but the Chen Wong imposter taking orders on Seamless is canceled. As previously reported, the shuttered Chinese restaurant surfaced on the app two months after its departure from Madison Street. And appeared alongside its old address. One reader spotted the strangeness, and ordered to see if it would go through. When […]

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An Apparent ‘Chen Wong’ Imposter is Taking Orders on Seamless

Posted February 18, 2020 at 5:01 am

Looks like an imposter might be in the mix. Concerned readers noticed that Chen Wong, the Chinese restaurant on Madison Street that folded at the end of the year, appears to be taking orders on Seamless. It still states the same address, boasts a robust menu that apparently includes items not on the original, and […]

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On the ‘Ground’ with the New Madison Street Soccer Pitch

Posted January 27, 2020 at 5:06 am

In the month-and-change since we broke the news, the large-scale indoor soccer field on Madison Street is making quick progress. Transforming a long-vacant commercial warehouse on the edge of Chinatown. Last week, The Ground, which was founded last year around the corner on Monroe, made the expansion official by whitewashing 130 Madison and imparting branded […]

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The Ground Set to Expand Indoor Soccer Footprint in Chinatown

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Ground is somewhat of a best-kept-secret in Chinatown for soccer lovers. The onetime glass warehouse offers an indoor field for all ages and a bar up front. It’s popular for kids parties and local leagues. And now it’s getting bigger. Six months since opening, business is booming. So much so, that even Chelsea Piers, […]

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Chen Wong Restaurant on Madison Street is Closing [Updated]

Last modified December 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

Longtime Chinese takeout spot on Madison Street, Chen Wong, is on its proverbial last legs. Due to the health of its owner, the restaurant is closing down next week with one year left on the lease. Our earlier reporting blamed a rent hike on the closure. However, building management refutes that as incorrect, stating in […]

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Man Stabbed Outside LaGuardia Houses on Madison Street

Last modified December 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Early yesterday morning, a man was assaulted and stabbed outside the LaGuardia Houses at Clinton and Madison Streets. Police responded to the call shortly before 2:00am, and found the victim with a stab wound to the upper torso, and rushed in an ambulance to Bellevue Hospital. His condition upon arrival was unknown. There is no info […]

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