Chinatown

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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Late Photographer Corky Lee Gets Mural Treatment on Doyers Street

Posted September 24, 2021 at 5:02 am

There is a new tribute mural in Chinatown that honors the memory of beloved photographer Corky Lee. The nascent Chinatown Mural Project is behind the new artwork, which stretches along a 35-foot wall on Doyers Street, the nerve center of Chinatown. The mural is two-toned – blue and off-white – and meant to resemble “Ming” […]

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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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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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