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Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Speaks Out on 85 Bowery Situation

After workers tossed out personal items belonging to the residents of 85 Bowery this week, citywide news organizations jumped on the story. Last night, property owner Joseph Betesh issued a statement, saying “mistakes were made.” …

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85 Bowery Tenants, Elected Officials Blast Betesh After Personal Items Discarded (Updated)

More twists and turns yesterday in the long battle between Chinatown landlord Joseph Betesh and residents of 85 Bowery. …

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Community Board 3 Seeks Voice in Planning Chinatown Jail Expansion

At upcoming meeting of Community Board 3’s public safety committee will provide the first opportunity for the general Lower East Side community to discuss the proposed expansion of the Manhattan Detention Complex, located at 125 White St. …

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Lower East Side Voices: New York’s War on E-Bikes

Earlier this year, Mayor de Blasio announced a crackdown on e-bikes, which he said pose a safety threat to pedestrians. …

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Chinatown Leader, Dr. Herbert Kee, Dies at the Age of 88

Dr. Herbert Kee, a longtime community leader in Chinatown, has died at the age of 88. According to his family, Dr. Kee passed on March …

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Bill to Name Doyers Street Post Office For Mabel Lee Approved by U.S. House

In November, we told you about an effort to name the U.S. Post office at 6 Doyers St. in Chinatown for suffragette Mabel Lee. Legislation just passed the House of Representatives this week. It now heads to the Senate. …

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Elected Officials Raise Concerns About Asbestos at 85 Bowery (Updated)

The residents of 85 Bowery have been looking forward to returning home, two months after the city slapped a full vacate order on their building. …

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Mosco Street Will Be Closed For Three Months

One of our favorite blocks, Mosco Street, is going to be closed for three months starting next Monday, March 19. …

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Paintings Worth $1.7 Million Disappear From Bayard Street Storeroom

Here’s a strange one. Police are trying to track down six valuable paintings that vanished several months ago from a storage space in Chinatown. …

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More People Are Headed to Chinatown in Search of Herbal Supplement to Treat Coughing

Lunar New Year celebrations are bringing lots of visitors to Chinatown. But it seems there’s another draw. In the past several days, there have …

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This Guy Was Unfazed After Dodging Oncoming B Train in Chinatown

It looked to commuters in the Grand Street Station this morning as though a man wandering the tracks was about to get hit by an oncoming train. But he crouched down just in time, and walked away unscathed. …

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In Chinatown, Saluting the Heroism of School Shooting Victim Peter Wang

There was a vigil held in Chinatown’s Kimlau Square today for Peter Wang, the 15-year-old student who died holding the door open for classmates during last week’s Florida school shooting. …

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“Dogman” Sculpture Stirs Controversy in Chinatown (Updated)

Just as Lunar New celebrations are beginning in Chinatown, controversy has erupted over a statue that was supposed to be unveiled in Chatham Square this week. …

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Court Orders Timeline For 85 Bowery Repairs; Elected Officials Want a More Specific Plan

Following a court order laying out a timeline for the return of tenants at 85 Bowery, local elected officials are asking city agencies to come up with a detailed plan to move the displaced residents back into their apartments. …

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“Fong On” Name Disappears From Mott Street Awning, Dispute Isn’t Over Yet

Here’s a followup from a story we reported last week. The Eng family, which has owned the Fong On brand for decades, has been pursuing a trademark infringement case against a Chinatown businessman. …