Pell Street

Chinatown USPS Branch is Now Designated the ‘Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office’

Posted December 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

Today, the United States Post Office branch in Chinatown is receiving an official new designation. On July 24, 2018, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, of New York’s 7th District, introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to designate the Chinatown USPS branch as the “Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office.” It has since been signed as Public Law No: […]


Lucy Liu Spotted on Pell Street in Chinatown

Posted October 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

And here’s a gratuitous shot of Lucy Liu (nay, Oren Ishi) walking Pell Street in Chinatown yesterday afternoon.

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Bowery Newsstand Battles for Life Against Cemusa

Posted February 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

There’s a rather interesting item on the Community Board 3 agenda for tomorrow night. One that is years in the making, and most definitely stands apart from the other six listed.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Circa 1938

Posted January 18, 2011 at 6:18 am

Take a glimpse of street-level advertising on Doyers dating back to 1938.

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Doyers Street Now Clear

Posted December 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

As of 9 am this morning, the snow is almost completely cleared from Doyers Street.

Early Edition: December 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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Doyers Street Still Buried Under Snow

Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:39 am

By yesterday afternoon, snow plows had pretty much reached the main traffic arteries of the Lower East Side. While still slick, Allen, Bowery, Delancey, and East Houston were mostly cleared.  But those so-called “tertiary roads” remain in terrible shape.  Just ask Mayor Mike, who completely mismanaged the cleanup effort. Especially Doyers Street. Barely on the […]

Nom Wah Tea Parlor Closed Temporarily for Renovations

Posted December 8, 2010 at 6:38 am

Nom Wah Tea Parlor is amidst a sea of changes.  Since mid- to late-November, the ninety-year-old neighborhood institution at 13 Doyers Street has been undergoing a complete restoration. We passed by yesterday afternoon, and caught a group of workers emptying restaurant detritus into the back of a cargo van. And the parlor was definitely closed […]

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On the Old Bowery: The End of Chinatown

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

On this day in 1907, the New York Times printed an article that, in hindsight, teems with explicit racism.  Entitled “Chinatown Doomed to Make Way for Bowery Park,” the piece is a snapshot of how many cityfolk perceived Chinatown at the turn of the century.  The crux of the argument – replacing Chinatown with a […]

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