Mott Street

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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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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