Chinatown

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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Fire-Stricken Golden Diner Crowdfunding to Rebound

Posted July 22, 2021 at 5:02 am

Golden Diner survived the pandemic only to be consumed by fire. Indeed, the Chinatown newcomer (123 Madison Street) sustained a significant fire on-premise and is now raising money for survival. The fire sparked due to a “machinery explosion” after-hours in the kitchen, and the resulting flames “decimated a huge chunk of our beloved restaurant and […]

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Crowdfunding Push for Mom Yanked Down Stairs in Chinatown Subway Mugging

Posted July 21, 2021 at 5:02 am

In which an ordinary trip to Chinatown this past weekend turned into tragedy. On Saturday morning (July 17), a 58-year-old woman identified as Htwe Than Than and her son, Kyaw Zaw Hein, were exiting the Canal Street station of the N/Q line when an unidentified assailant attacked. Cops said the mugger grabbed the son’s backpack […]

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Christopher Marte Leads Race for Councilmember of District 1

Last modified June 23, 2021 at 6:43 am

The Primary results are not yet conclusive, but point to Christopher Marte, a son of the Lower East Side, as replacement for Margaret Chin for Councilmember of District 1. As of this morning, Marte holds a commanding lead, garnering roughly 40 percent of votes cast. Just shy of the threshold for victory; but Gigi Li […]

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‘Welcome to Chinatown’ Co-founder Victoria Lee Starts Run for AD65 District Leader

Last modified June 4, 2021 at 9:47 am

Looks like the “old guard” in Chinatown politics is getting a challenge. Victoria Lee, who co-founded the “Welcome to Chinatown” initiative last February with Jennifer Tam, is throwing her name in the hat for Democratic district leader in the race against veteran Virginia Kee for Assembly District 65 Part D. Since its inception, Welcome to […]

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Homeless Man Sucker-Punches Chinese Woman on Bayard Street

Posted June 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

Monday was a warm afternoon in Chinatown and the streets were crowded (for a change) with people enjoying a meal out on Bayard Street. That’s when a random attack on a 55-year-old Chinese woman shattered the calm. The vicious attack, caught on surveillance video outside the Kong Sikh Tong restaurant at 65 Bayard, showed the […]

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Amidst Attacks on Asians, NYPD Teaching Karate Classes

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:02 am

The NYPD is taking a proactive approach to the spate of hate crimes targeting Asian women by holding free self-defense classes around the city. This past Sunday, several dozen women participated in lessons given by Inspector Tommy Ng. The police officer is head of the Asian hate crimes task force, which was established to address […]

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Chinatown, LES, SoHo and NoHo Unite Against the City’s Agenda for Luxury Development [OP-ED]

Posted April 26, 2021 at 5:07 am

The following editorial was co-written by the Chinatown Working Group and Village Preservation. The Chinatown Working Group, representing communities of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, stands together with SoHo and NoHo communities to oppose the City’s development agenda and its displacement consequences. The City’s proposed SoHo/NoHo Rezoning and rejection of community-led plans like the […]

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This Mott Street Bakery has Distributed More than 70K Free Meals in Chinatown

Posted April 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

What began as a one-off to help Chinatown seniors and homeless at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic has become a major charity operation. Patrick Mock, who manages the bakery at 46 Mott Street, started handing out meals in April 2020, just as price gouging and produce scarcity took hold. The volunteer effort to distribute […]

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The Benefits of Pop-up Vaccine Sites in Ethnic Enclaves like Chinatown

Posted April 1, 2021 at 5:02 am

The state last week brought a pop-up vaccine site in the heart of Chinatown, which was well received by the community. Last Wednesday (March 24), Lieutenant Governor Kathy Holchul announced hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses would be made available to Chinatown residents and surrounding areas. Queues for appointments formed almost immediately at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent […]

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