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Could Rezoning Block Two Bridges Mega Towers? Unlikely, Some Community Leaders Say

The Two Bridges area is already a major construction zone. As Extell Development’s 80-story luxury tower rises on Cherry Street, at least three more large-scale projects have been added to the drawing board. …

Family Portrait 2004, from The Lams of Ludlow Street, by Thomas Holton

Photographer Thomas Holton Brings “Lams of Ludlow” to Chinatown Tomorrow Night

Photographer Thomas Holton began taking pictures of the Lam family in 2002 and continued to do so, on and off, for 13 years. …

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The 16th Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival is Sunday

The Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St.) bring its beloved block party, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival, back this Sunday …

Owner-in-Training Mei Lum by Melissa Guerrero

A Conversation With Mei Lum, Part of a New Generation Returning to Revitalize Chinatown

25 year old Mei Lum is the new owner-in-training at one of Chinatown’s oldest shops, Wing on Wo. & Co. Founded by her great grandfather, Walter Eng, the store originated as a “Chinese-Japanese Fancy Goods store” at 13 Mott St. in 1890. It moved nearby, to its current location at 26 Mott St., in 1925. …

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(Sponsored) Don’t Miss the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival June 19

On Sunday afternoon, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum at Eldridge Street will present its 16th annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a joyous celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side neighborhood. …

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Yep Tours/Focus Travel Travails: Driver arrested For Alleged DUI

Still image: NBC 10/Philadelphia.

More trouble for Focus Travel/Yep Tours. The Chinatown bus company faces new questions this morning after a driver was arrested …

A rally was held outside the courthouse today. Photo: U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez's Twitter feed.

Report: Bowery Landlord-Tenants Make a Deal

Earlier today, elected officials rallied with residents and community activists against Chinatown landlord Joseph Betesh. Tenants of two buildings on the Bowery have been waging a long battle to stay in their homes. …

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65th Assembly District Candidates Face Off Wednesday Evening

If you missed Tuesday’s night’s candidate forum at the East River Cooperative, there’s another opportunity to learn about the special election in 65th Assembly …

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Caught on Tape: Sanitation Workers Throw Away Fresh Fruit From East Broadway Store

Mayor de Blasio yesterday said it made “no sense” for sanitation workers to throw away thousands of dollars worth of fresh produce from a …

City Council member Margaret Chin; file photo.

Council Member Chin Calls For Leniency in Sentencing of Convicted Cop

City Council member Margaret Chin; file photo.

Mass protests are planned in New York and in communities across the country tomorrow following the conviction …

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

Photos: A Bone-Chilling Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

It was brutally cold for yesterday’s Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown. But parade participants and spectators were mostly undeterred from celebrating the Year …

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Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are some of the highlighted events coming up in February that we are looking forward to: …

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

Chinatown Preps For Lunar New Year Celebration (and School Holiday) Feb. 8

Are you ready for the Year of the Monkey? In Chinatown, excitement is building for Lunar New Year celebrations, which kick off Feb. 8. …

Pike Street, December 2012.

Yo! Bus Gives Up on Chinatown While Industry as a Whole Thrives

CityLab (a publication of The Atlantic) takes a look at a new study showing that the intercity (“Chinatown”) bus business is once again booming. More about that in a moment. Within the story there’s a tidbit of special interest locally. …

Don Lee announces his candidacy in Chinatown Jan. 25, 2016.

Don Lee Enters the Race For the 65th Assembly District

Don Lee, a Chinatown community activist and technology executive, declared his candidacy today for the State Assembly. He’s seeking to fill the seat held for 40 years by Sheldon Silver, who was forced to relinquish his office after being convicted of federal corruption crimes. …