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Chinatown Pushes for Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Chinese American War Heroes

Posted November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

This Saturday, folks will have a unique opportunity to attend an event that not only commemorates local veterans, but one that may help give these unsung heroes their deserved recognition in the eyes of the Federal government. Throughout United States history, over 16,000 Chinese Americans participated in all four theaters of World War II. As […]

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After Chinatown Protests, ‘Dogman’ Sculpture Headed to Foley Square

Posted April 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

The so-called “Dogman” fled Kimlau Square with the proverbial tail between its legs. When the Lunar Year of the Dog arrived back in February, controversy reached Chinatown with the proposed placement of a 900-pound anthropomorphic canine statue in a suit holding a red apple. Australian artists Gillie and Marc Shattner titled this seated, good-luck hound, […]

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Chinatown Honors Parkland School Massacre Hero Peter Wang

Posted February 21, 2018 at 5:03 am

A vigil was held yesterday afternoon in Kimlau Square to honor Brooklyn-born Peter Wang, who was tragically killed in the Parkland high school shooting last week. The gathering was organized by the United Fujian Association. Wang was a cadet in the U.S. Army’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. When […]

Chinatown Rails Against Proposed ‘Dogman’ Sculpture Ahead of Lunar New Year

Last modified February 20, 2018 at 10:52 am

With the lunar Year of the Dog just a day out, some in the Chinatown community are incensed about the so-called “Dogman” sculpture planned for Kimlau Square. The proposal, designed by artists Gillie and Marc and backed by the Chinatown Partnership, calls for a 900-lb, bronze dapper dog holding an apple. Community Board 3 last […]

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This Dapper ‘Dogman’ is Headed for Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dog

Last modified January 31, 2018 at 7:17 am

It’s the year of the Dog…man. In honor of the Chinese New Year, the Chinatown Partnership has commissioned artists Gillie and Marc to create a half canine, half human sculpture to commemorate the Year of the Dog. In Chinese tradition, when a dog enters a home it symbolizes the coming of good luck. The aptly […]

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Kimlau Square Just off the Bowery is Slated for $900K Rehab

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Standing stoic for fifty-five years strong, Kimlau Square is ready for rehabilitation. The small island park at the junction of Oliver Street, East Broadway, the Bowery, and Park Row is the recent recipient of $900,000 in capital funding from the city. The Parks Department is hosting a visioning session (“scope meeting”) next Tuesday (March 29) […]

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