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On the Streets of Chinatown, the Words of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

You may have seen these placards that went up around the neighborhood in the past several days. They contain the words of Liu Xiaobo, …

The mayor announced his plan in Chinatown Wednesday. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Chinatown, Lower East Side Part of Mayor’s $32 Million Rat Attack

Mayor de Blasio came to Chinatown yesterday to announce a $32 million plan to rid several target areas in New York City of rats. …

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Leader of Gun Smuggling Ring Sentenced; Chinatown Buses Used to Transport Weapons

One of the leaders of an illegal gun running operation that used Chinatown buses to transport weapons from southern states has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. …

Museum at Eldridge Street's Facebook Page.

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival – Sunday on Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street’s Facebook Page.

We’re definitely in the midst of prime outdoor festival season. One of the Lower East Side’s most popular …

Passengers wait to board a bus run by Yep Tours on Pike Street, 2015.

Yep Lawsuit: New York City Bus Permit Law is Unconstitutional

Federal lawsuit could threaten state law. …

Pike Street at East Broadway.

In Reversal, City Grants Six-Month Permit For Yep Tours on Pike Street (Updated)

There’s a new development in the long, strange battle between Yep Tours, a Chinatown bus operator, and the Lower East Side community. …

Photo by Berenice Abbott; Pike and Henry streets, 1936. Courtesy of New York Public Library.

Seward Park Library Hosts Oral Storytelling Workshop With The Moth

Over the last few months, we’ve been following the Lower East Side Oral History Project that’s being overseen by the Seward Park Library and the Chinatown Legacy Project at the Chatham Square Library. …

Pike Street at East Broadway, Wednesday evening.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state’s intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening. …

Photo: New York Daily News

Man Who Attacked Wife With Cleaver Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

A man who attacked his wife with a cleaver on Canal Street in 2013 was sentenced yesterday to 13 years in prison. …

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City Officials Come to Chinatown to Tout Vision Zero Successes

Officials with the city’s transportation department and with the NYPD came to Chinatown this morning to talk up the de Blasio administration’s latest successes …

Lunar New Year Parade 2015 in Manhattan's Chinatown. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Lunar New Year Parade Takes Place in Chinatown Feb. 5

Before you know it, the streets of Chinatown will be coming alive with the sights and sounds of the Lunar New Year. Here are some events to add to your calendar. …

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Screening of “Who Killed Vincent Chin” at Chatham Square Library Dec. 17

Next Saturday, December 17, the Chatham Square Library will screen a 16mm print of the film Who Killed Vincent Chin? with a special guest, …

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Up Next Week, Two Events For Historical Food Enthusiasts

Next Wednesday, two local museums present two different mouthwatering takes on culinary history: the Tenement Museum looks at “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story …

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Nickel & Diner Opens For Dinner at 1 Howard St. on Wednesday

If you want to see how the neighborhood is changing, look no further than the intersection of Howard and Centre streets, just down the block from the Museum of Chinese in America. …

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The Daily Show Responds to Racist Fox News Segment in Chinatown

The Daily Show sent correspondent Ronny Chieng to Chinatown yesterday in response to that racist segment earlier in the week on Fox News. Enjoy!