Mott Street

‘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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Pols Taking Action to Curb Placard Parking Abuse in Downtown

Last modified June 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

Parking placard abuse is rampant downtown, more so in Chinatown, but today another step is being taken to help curb it. This morning, City Council’s Committee on Transportation will hear a litany of legislation on the issue, including a bill introduced by Councilwoman Margaret Chin “to define the number of violations that lead to the […]

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Report: Steve Croman will be Released from Prison Next Month

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman pleaded guilty in June 2017 to three felonies and settled a civil case with embattled tenants. He was sentenced to one year in jail on Riker’s Island for the criminal charges, and forced to pay a $5 million tax settlement, plus an $8 million restitution fund. In reality, though, Croman didn’t […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Yeah Shanghai Deluxe’ Back on its Feet After Burst Pipes Sidelined Business

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:04 am

Fans of Yeah Shanghai Deluxe can rest easy today. After a few months on the sidelines, the Chinese restaurant at 50 Mott Street (not to be confused with the still-shuttered Shanghai Cafe Deluxe) is back on its feet. Shanghai Deluxe reopened for regular service on Tuesday. We’re told plumbing was at fault here. Apparently, frozen pipes in […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Shanghai Cafe Deluxe’ Looks Like a Goner

Posted May 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shanghai Cafe Deluxe on Mott Street has been closed for well over a month, and faithful customers are worried it won’t return. Green posters affixed to 100 Mott Street announce a “temporary closure” to address nebulous “renovations.” Yet this could just be another instance of pulling the plug without the admission. Phone calls go unanswered, […]

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Joy Luck Palace Closes to Public in the Face of Declining Business

Posted January 25, 2018 at 5:14 am

Barely two years into operations, major changes are coming to Joy Luck Palace on Mott Street. Starting February 1, the dim sum emporium will cease all walk-in business, and will instead focus on being a banquet hall for special events. Some area residents speculate that a loss of overall tourism and foot traffic in Chinatown […]

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Eli Zabar and His Son Are Opening a Bakery-Restaurant at Mott and Kenmare

Last modified May 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

Third-generation Zabar descendent, Oliver Zabar, is teaming up with dad Eli for a new concept in Little Italy. The father-son combo is gunning to take over 192 Mott Street, the cornershop last occupied by L’asso pizzeria (they closed last October). Their proposal is simple. This as-yet-unnamed Zabar establishment will become a bakery that doubles as […]

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NYPD: Chinatown Streets Off Limits to ‘Placard Parking’

Last modified June 11, 2018 at 10:37 pm

This is big. The 5th Precinct effectively announced that placard parking in Chinatown is a thing of the past. Flyers began circulating the neighborhood a couple weeks ago stating that streets in the area are a “permit free zone.” Chinatown activist Karlin Chan has been fighting the issue for years. Specifically, drivers who abused the […]

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Facing 25 Years in Prison, Landlord Steve Croman Spotted in the Wilds of Mott Street

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:58 pm

The above is a blurry photo of reviled landlord Steve Croman entering 221 Mott Street. In the wild. Considering the man is potentially staring down the barrel of twenty-five years in prison, and that he’s allegedly still harassing tenants in his properties via phone calls, this is an intriguing sight. This particular tenement – 221 […]

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Why L’asso Pizza on Mott Street Won’t be Reopening

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

There is no hope for L’asso Pizza. After our last article about its sudden demise, the comments section overheated with accusations that the closure was only temporary to correct an alleged “gas leak” at 192 Mott Street. And that the blacked-out signage was graffiti related. Needless to say, the shop remains gated and dormant. It’s […]

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