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Museum of Chinese in America Reopens this Week Amidst Community Backlash

Posted July 14, 2021 at 5:17 am

The Museum of Chinese in America – whose archive at 70 Mulberry Street was destroyed by fire in January 2020 – returns this week from its pandemic-induced closure. Yet, many in the Chinatown community are trying to spoil those plans with a boycott. The main museum facility is to reopen tomorrow at 215 Centre Street […]

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Protesting Chinese-American Planning Council and the 24-Hour Workday

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

Yesterday, employees of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) protested outside the headquarters of the nation’s largest Chinese-American social services organization at 150 Elizabeth Street in Chinatown. The action was for what they considered unfair wage practices as home-care attendees. “End the 24-hour workday” and “No More 24” was the rallying cry from Chinese Staff and […]

Fired Laundry Workers Accuse Liox Cleaners of ‘Union Busting’

Posted February 25, 2021 at 5:03 am

The Liox Cleaners chain is facing a raft of opposition in the wake of alleged “union busting.” Tuesday afternoon saw the first of two picketing actions outside the Allen Street location, just north of Delancey. According to the distributed literature, “On February 19, the Liox laundry chain fired the immigrant woman workers of the Wash […]

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Protestors on the Lower East Side Vandalize NYPD Vans

Last modified July 28, 2020 at 11:05 am

Citywide protests are again turning violent. Protestors on the Lower East Side Saturday night were caught on video vandalizing three NYPD vans, slashing tires, spray-painting graffiti, and smashing windows, police said yesterday. The footage – released by cops – shows hooligans damaging the vehicles stationed on Essex Street, just north of Delancey. One man is […]

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Saturday Night of Unrest on Delancey Street as Cops and Protestors Clash

Posted July 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

Saturday was a day of unrest in downtown Manhattan, where protestors took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter. One faction was a planned “No justice, no peace” protest ride; others marched in solidarity with Portland, where federal agents were sent last week to quell the spiraling violence. Pockets of protest groups were […]

Chinatown Mom-and-Pops Hit by Vandals and Looting [PHOTOS]

Posted June 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The rioting and violence has clouded (and overwhelmed) the national protest movement formed in response to the controversial death of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops last month. It’s what dominates the narrative now. And no neighborhood is immune. Chinatown was also hard hit by looters this week. Mom-and-pop shops Buy Rite Pharmacy (215 Grand Street) […]

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Scenes from the Looted Streets of Downtown [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 2, 2020 at 11:39 am

A weekend of violent protests and looting – fueled by the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis cops – left downtown Manhattan charred and shattered. Businesses in SoHo up to Union Square were some of the hardest hit. Boogie contributor Eddie Panta was eyewitness to the smash-and-grab bedlam. Part I: The Nike Store […]

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George Floyd Protestors Shattered Windows of B&H Dairy on Second Avenue

Posted June 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

An East Village favorite became the target of violence during a night of rage and protest on Saturday, in response to the controversial death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week. B&H Dairy on Second Avenue had its front window smashed with a bottle. Another setback for a mom-and-pop business struggling […]

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Fires, Looting, Unrest: Scenes from a Day of George Floyd Protests on the Lower East Side

Last modified May 31, 2020 at 12:07 pm

On May 25, Minneapolis resident George Floyd was suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Police arrested the 46-year-old black man, with one white officer pinning his knee into the suspect’s neck for eight minutes. Floyd was pronounced dead shortly after being taken into custody. This deadly response has plunged the country into unrest, sparking […]

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Displaced Tenants of 85 Bowery Rally Against Landlord and DOB

Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:06 am

Displaced tenants of 85 Bowery and advocates rallied yesterday to call attention to their plight. A crowd of about eighty marched on the downtown headquarters of Department of Buildings with a message of protest against the agency’s “inability to prioritize the safety of the tenants over the greed of the landlord [Joseph Betesh].” Representatives from […]

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