34 Canal Street

‘The Bao Shoppe’ Arrival, and the Case of Cafe Clutter on Canal Street’s East End

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

The east end of Canal Street is awash in cafés, both trendy and otherwise. And into the fray steps a newcomer at number 34. You’ll recall that Cafe de Nora arrived in February 2015, but only lasted a few months. It was succeeded that summer by the futile tenure of a gallery called Eye for […]

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‘Eye for Art’ Gallery Opens Where Cafe de Nora Failed on Canal Street

Posted July 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

You might say Canal Street now has an eye for art. Most literally. Where the half-baked Cafe de Nora failed, a new art gallery is already up and running. There was a moment where it seemed as though the dining spot would stay, but the writing was on the wall (i.e. extended hiatus without explanation). So, […]

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Looks Like Curtains for Cafe de Nora on Canal Street

Last modified June 4, 2015 at 7:33 am

Cafe de Nora is on shaky ground, it would appear. Word on the street seems to point toward shutter. The smallish American-style eatery at 34 Canal Street – the handiwork of one Ali Haider – has been closed during usual business hours the last few days. Phone calls and emails go unanswered. Even delivery websites like […]

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Cafe de Nora Launches on Eastern Fringe of Canal Street

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

That slight kink in the road where Division Street merges with Canal now has a new cafe. Its arrival adds to a crowded scene with Dimes just a few doors to the west and Pies n Thighs across the way. This area is heating up, and quick… Cafe de Nora – the handiwork of one […]

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Nightlife in Chinatown East Escalates with Another Restaurant at 34 Canal

Posted October 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

The torrent of restaurants and nightlife continues on the eastern fringes of Chinatown. A week after learning about a proposed wine-type bar at 113 Division Street, and about the return of Les Enfants Terribles owner Stefan Jonot, we now have some intel on another latecomer to the scene. And it borders on the DOT-enforced plaza […]

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GreatWall Bus Moved

Posted January 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

The ticket office for GreatWall Bus at 34 Canal Street recently moved a few doors down to 143 Division.  A yellow “for rent” sign hangs from the aging awning, while a bi-lingual letter taped to the doorway informs future travelers of the new location.