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–The city moves ahead to demolish and rebuild 70 Mulberry St., a nonprofit hub in Chinatown, which was badly damaged in a January fire. Local …

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–Nine out of 10 zip codes with the most coronavirus cases in Manhattan are uptown. The one exception? The Lower East Side, 10002. [AM New …

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–Police raided an apartment at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street Friday, arresting three men on drug charges and seizing cocaine, heroin, guns and $9,000 …

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–At a City Council budget hearing, the administration announced its delaying the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project yet again. Construction is now scheduled to start …

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–The Tenement Museum, largely dependent on ticket sales, is now facing an uncertain future. Its president says, “We’re not earning anything for four months… Any …

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–Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che offers to pay rent for one month for 160 residents of the Smith Houses. He grew up in the …

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–Food critic Robert Sietsema tours Chinatown, discovering that a good number of businesses have stayed open to serve the local community. [Eater]

–An overview of …

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–Laundromats are essential, but many of them, including Delancey Laundromat on the Lower East Side, have chosen to shutter. [The City]

— The New Museum …

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–A homeless man who reported to Beth Israel Hospital for a coronavirus test was told to self-isolate. He explained to hospital staff that this was …

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–It’s possible the Rivington House facility will be used to treat coronavirus patients. [Crain’s]

–As the coronavirus crisis escalated, the Tenement Museum laid off 20% …

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–The Bowery Mission has closed its “Code Blue” program, which made extra space available to homeless men on very cold evenings in the chapel and …

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–A state Supreme Court judge hands resident groups a significant legal victory in their fight to stop several new mega-towers from being built along the …

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–Sheldon Silver loses another appeal and is now poised for one last ditch legal maneuver at the U.S. Supreme Court. [Daily News]

–City officials struggle …

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–Irrational coronavirus fears are continuing to put the squeeze on businesses in Chinatown. [Financial Times]

–A new vendor is coming to the Essex Market in …

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–Businesses in Chinatown have seen a steep drop in business due to Coronavirus fears, even though there isn’t a single confirmed case in New York. …