Mott Street

‘Nolita Chemists’ Pharmacy Done in by Massive Rent Hike After 30 Years

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Little Italy is losing more of its local character with the imminent departure of a long-running mom-and-pop pharmacy. Nolita Chemists is two weeks from demise, we’re told, with a lease renewal that apparently went south. The management company for the federally subsidized complex reportedly doubled the monthly rent on the store from $8,000 to $16,000. […]

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‘The Sosta’ by ESquared Fails After Little More than a Year

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:09 am

When The Sosta debuted on Mott Street in July 2017, the fast-casual Italian spot was heralded as the next best from hospitality giant ESquared. Tons of hype gushed through the foodie trades. However, the magic of its other hit, By Chloe, seemingly didn’t rub off. The Sosta closed down last month, concluding just over a […]

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‘Shanghai Dumpling’ Returns to Mott Street with New Name

Last modified December 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Shanghai Cafe Deluxe has resumed operations in Chinatown after months on the sidelines. Back in business just in time for the holidays. Yet with a slight name change. It’s now known as Shanghai Dumpling. The dumpling house at 100 Mott Street closed back in April for unspecified “renovations.” Word on the street is that the […]

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97-Year Old Woman and Caretaker Critically Injured in Mott Street Blaze

Posted December 20, 2018 at 5:05 am

Yesterday afternoon, a three-alarm fire ripped through a Mott Street tenement in Chinatown, seriously injuring two residents. The fire sparked on the second floor of 113 Mott Street at 12:30pm, and quickly spread. Flames were seen shooting out the windows. It took a couple hours, but firefighters finally had the blaze under control by around […]

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Rent Hike Forces Häagen-Dazs Out of Chinatown After 41 Years

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The longstanding Häagen-Dazs ice creamery in Chinatown will soon close its doors at the corner of Bayard and Mott Streets. The store has been at 53 Mott Street since 1977. A purported rent hike is the culprit, ending the decades-long tenure. The $10,000-per-month lease is up November 30, which doubles as the final day in […]

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Protesting ‘Abortion Shaming’ at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mott Street [PHOTOS]

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:06 am

The grassroots New York City for Abortion Rights advocacy group held a protest outside the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Little Italy early Saturday morning. While it wasn’t immediately evident why the historic house of worship was singled out, the group’s social media channels allege that the church organizes parishioners to “shame” and “intimidate” patients […]

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Teenage Suspect Arrested in Connection with Chinatown Burglary Spree

Posted July 25, 2018 at 5:03 am

The teenage suspect behind a string of recent Chinatown burglaries has been arrested, police sources say. Cops collared the 19-year-old burglar during a job last Saturday at 219 Mott Street. The victim reportedly found the guy inside her apartment and called the police. During his week-long crime spree, the crook allegedly struck at least six […]

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Exhuming ‘Be My Baby’ and a Strange 1965 Visit to Parisi Bakery on Mott Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

Thump-thumpthump-thwack. The night we met I knew I needed you so… It’s one of the most iconic song openers in pop history, and it’s inextricably linked to Little Italy. Both in song and film. Director and native son, Martin Scorsese, famously synchronized “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes to the opening credits of Mean Streets. […]

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Walking Through the Catacombs of St. Patrick’s in Little Italy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

When walking around New York City, you can take in a whole different world if you just stop texting, get off Instagram, remove your Beats headphones and, instead, look up and down to notice the smaller details of the city: gargoyles carved into buildings, plaques set into sidewalks, mosaics wedged into odd places. But what […]

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‘Noodlelove’ will Open a Fast-Casual Spot in the Old L’asso Space

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

More noodles for Nolita, as the northeast corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets gets reactivated. Something called Noodlelove recently signed a lease for 192 Mott Street, and will soon impart a fast-casual restaurant built around “Asian noodle dishes with smartly sourced ingredients.” Opening date is likely toward the end of the summer or early fall. […]

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