Mulberry Street

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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Missed Paradise: Street Art Gets Buffed as Billboard Rises on Prince Street

Last modified August 4, 2020 at 10:26 am

Those anti-looting plywood barriers are coming down as stores are finally reopening. For street artists, though, it’s a mad scramble to reclaim the work they created to beautify the blight. Many artists continue to petition management of buildings, store owners, or simply salvaging them from the trash. Others are still producing work on the storefronts that […]

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Fridays Under $40: Long Lost Friends

Posted July 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. We may not be able to get to a Broadway show anytime soon, but we can get some live entertainment and a $4 glass of wine. Where? Puglia. […]

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Friday’s Under $40: Little Italy

Last modified July 10, 2020 at 7:06 am

In our new Friday column, contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Like many New Yorkers, I’m working from home and I’m definitely developing aches and pains from sitting on an uncomfortable dining chair as I type away from my “kitchen office.” It’s […]

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Mulberry Street Closes, Gets More Outdoor Dining Space

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

Mulberry Street in Little Italy is now one of several stretches of city roadbed that is closed to car traffic in an effort to support outdoor dining for local restaurants. This comes in light of the extended pause on indoor dining, previously slated to open at half capacity this past Monday. This past Saturday morning, barricades […]

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