Mulberry Street

Mayor Announces $170M Restoration Plan for Historic 70 Mulberry Street

Posted October 6, 2021 at 5:06 am

Some encouraging news for 70 Mulberry Street, a pillar of the Chinatown community destroyed by fire nearly two years ago. Mayor de Blasio yesterday announced an additional $90 million in funding toward a plan to reconstruct the former PS23 public school building. The added capital brings the project total to $170 million. (Hizzoner allocated $80 […]

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Police Seek Suspect Who Sucker Punched Asian Woman on Mulberry Street

Posted August 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

Police this week released surveillance images and footage of the suspect wanted in connection with a random attack of an Asian woman last Thursday. As previously reported, the 68-year-old victim was collecting an item on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect clocked her in the face while passing. The sucker-punch, which transpired outside 179 Mulberry […]

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Asian Woman Sucker Punched in Unprovoked Attack Outside Chinatown Flower Shop

Posted July 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Police launched an investigation this week after an Asian woman was punched in front of a Chinatown flower shop in an apparent unprovoked attack. According to the report, the 68-year-old victim was collecting an item on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect clocked her in the face while passing. The incident, which transpired outside 179 […]

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One Year After the Fire, Anxiously Awaiting Future of 70 Mulberry Street

Posted January 29, 2021 at 5:01 am

A year ago last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating fire at 70 Mulberry Street, the former school that housed five Chinatown nonprofit organizations. Nonetheless: questions, anxiety, and doubt regarding its future still linger. On January 23, 2020, as Chinatown prepared to ring in the Year of The Rat and families sitting down for […]

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Museum of Chinese in America Brings Home Fire-Damaged Artifacts

Posted October 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

Some heartening news to report from the Museum of Chinese in America. The archives are coming home. After a devastating five-alarm fire destroyed the roof and upper floors of 70 Mulberry Street back in January, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services rescued roughly one hundred boxes of archival material from the museum’s research center. Recovery […]

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Sam Chang Plans 13-Story Hotel to Replace Chinatown Garage

Posted September 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another downtown parking garage is doomed for replacement, with a new hotel on the way. Down at 62 Mulberry Street, the five-floor car-park is ready for redevelopment. Prolific hotelier Sam Chang is gunning to construct a thirteen-story beast, with design by frequent collaborator Gene Kaufman Architect. The proposed hotel will boast 103 keys spread across […]

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These 3 Developments Threaten to Sever Chinatown Traffic Arteries in the Coming Years [Op-Ed]

Posted September 22, 2020 at 5:15 am

As if the climate wasn’t dire enough for Chinatown businesses and residents amidst the pandemic, a proverbial perfect storm is brewing. Long-suffering Chinatown businesses, like much of the city, are encouraged by the loosening of indoor dining restrictions and remain hopeful for a return to some level of normalcy. However, it could be short-lived due […]

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Getting by with a Chef on Mulberry Street

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:07 am

In our new series “Getting By,” Lower East Side residents and business owners share, in their own words, how they’re navigating the new normal of pandemic times. In this installment, a chef on Mulberry Street, Allen Walker-Hodkin, talks about his experience. The Nolita [restaurant] was our busiest dinner shop, our commissary, and our only store […]

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Fridays Under $40: Best Kept Secrets

Posted August 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. This week it’s all about taking advantage of the best fresh food deals downtown, during these unofficial last days of summer. I found a new spot […]

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In Little Italy, the 129-Year-Old Caffe Roma Reopens

Last modified August 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Little Italy institution, Caffe Roma (127 Mulberry Street) is the latest restaurant that’s taking it to the streets. Shuttered since the pandemic hit in March, the 129-year-old establishment reopened on August 8, joining the lively outdoor dining scene that stretches down Mulberry from Broome to Canal Streets. The understated seating with oversized umbrellas can’t hold […]

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