The swings at Sol Lain Playground were empty April 2. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown. …

Coronavirus Chinatown Stories

Poster House Continues Chinatown Video Series With Grace Young

Here’s Part 2 of the Chinatown video series done in collaboration with Poster House and chef Grace Lee. This episode features Peter Lee, the owner of the beloved restaurant, Hop Kee. Grace Lee writes: On Sunday March 15, I went into Manhattan’s Chinatown to speak to the owners of mom-and-pop businesses and find out how they were dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. …

Grace Young, hosting Caronavirus: Chinatown Stories with Poster House

Poster House Sponsors Chinatown Video Series

Poster House, a museum dedicated exclusively to posters, has closed its doors and rededicated itself to some virtual projects in response to the Coronavirus …

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Chinatown Businesses Continue to Suffer Due to Coronavirus Misconceptions

According to the NYC Department of Health, there are now 76 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State and 11 in New York …

Photos by Roger Bultot.

(Photos) Chinatown Celebrates Year of the Rat with Lunar New Year Parade

Local photographer Roger Bultot shared some great photos from Sunday’s Lunar New Parade in Chinatown. It’s been a tough holiday season for the community, as unfounded fears about the new coronavirus have kept many people away from the neighborhood. …

Year of the Monkey: Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown This Weekend!

It’s a big celebratory weekend in Chinatown.

The Lunar New Year Parade kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mott and Canal streets. …

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Five Alarm Fire Tears Through Chinatown Building That’s Home to Several Non-Profits

A three alarm fire broke out in a city-owned building at 70 Mulberry St. last night, injuring three people and impacting several non-profit organizations housed in the property across from Columbus Park in the heart of Chinatown. …

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Suspect Pleads “Not Guilty” in Four Chinatown Murders

Confucius Plaza, Oct. 5.

Randy Santos, the man accused of beating to death four homeless men in Chinatown, has pleaded not guilty. In court …

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Marco Polo Festival Returns to Chinatown and Little Italy

The Marco Polo Festival returns to Chinatown and Little Italy on Saturday, October 19. This year promises a family pageant that will flow through …

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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Rikers Island With Four Borough-Based Jails

The New York City Council made a momentous decision Thursday intended to shutter Rikers Island and replace the infamous prison with four borough-based jails, …

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After Brutal Murders of Homeless Men in Chinatown, Mayor is Urged to Take Bold Action

The horrifying murders of four homeless men in Chinatown early Saturday are generating national news headlines and renewed pleas for a comprehensive strategy to …

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Upcycled Art Shines in Show at Pearl River Mart Gallery

There was a special performance last night at the gallery of the family-owned Asian emporium Pearl River Mart. The German dance troop, Cocoondance, performed …

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City Planning Commission Approves Borough-Based Jail Plan; City Council Hearing Thursday (Updated)

125 White St. – Manhattan Detention Complex.

The City Planning Commission Tuesday voted in favor of the mayor’s plan to replace Rikers Island with …

The existing Manhattan Detention Complex is located on White Street in Chinatown.

City Planning Commission Holds Hearing Today on Borough-Based Jail Plan

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing today on the mayor’s controversial borough-based jail plan. The proposal calls for replacing facilities on Rikers Island with four large prisons in NYC neighborhoods …

125 White St. - Manhattan Detention Complex.

Community Board 3 in April: Chinatown Jail, Coastal Resiliency, Liquor Licenses Galore

Here’s a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 this month: –The contentious issue of a gigantic new jail in Chinatown will come before the land use committee Tuesday, April 16. …