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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. …

A rally was held outside HPD's offices Feb. 2.

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. …

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Year of the Dog: Time to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown

Chinatown is about to come alive with the sights and sounds of Lunar New Year 2018. The Year of the Dog begins on Friday, Feb. 16. Here are a few events to look for in the coming days. …

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85 Bowery Tenants End Hunger Strike After Four Days

Six residents of 85 Bowery are ending their hunger strike after four days. …

Feb. 2, 2018. Protest at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Gold Street.

85 Bowery Tenants Launch Hunger Strike; Niou and Kavanagh Urge Speedy Repairs

Some of the residents of 85 Bowery will be staging a hunger strike at the offices of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in Lower Manhattan beginning at 11 a.m. today. …

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A Year After Closing Fong Inn Too, Longtime Owners Say There’s an Imposter on Mott Street

For Chinatown’s Eng family, shutting down Fong Inn Too, the oldest independently-run tofu shop in the U.S., was a painful experience. …

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Owner of 85 Bowery is Now Paying For Some Residents to Stay in Chinatown Hotel

After two weeks in a Brooklyn hotel, at least some of the residents of 85 Bowery have been moved to the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Chinatown at their landlord’s expense. …

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85 Bowery Landlord: Emergency Repairs Will Not Be Completed by Feb. 1 Deadline

Nine days ago, the Department of Buildings (DOB) ordered the evacuation of 85 Bowery, and required the property owner, Joseph Betesh, to replace an unstable staircase within two weeks. …

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Documentary Focused on Failed Prosecuction of Chinatown Bank Nominated For Academy Award

A locally relevant film is in contention for an Academy Award. …

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Allegedly Drunk Driver Indicted on Manslaughter Charges After Chinatown Crash

The 22-year-old man who crashed his car near the Manhattan Bridge last month, killing a teenage passenger, was indicted yesterday. …

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Pepper Spray Used in Botched Robbery at Mott Street Jewelry Store

Police are trying to find three suspects who tried to rob a jewelry store at 109 Mott St. this past Saturday, at around 11:30 a..m. While two women working in the shop, Noble NY Jewelry, were pepper sprayed, the suspects ran off empty-handed. …

Chinatown post office, 6 Doyers St. Photo by Beyond My Ken.

Velazquez Moves to Rename Doyers Street Post Office For Suffragette Mabel Lee

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez has introduced legislation to rename a post office in Chinatown for Suffragette Mabel Lee. …

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Chris Kui Announces Retirement as Executive Director of AAFE

A big transition is ahead for Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). …