125 White St. - Manhattan Detention Complex.

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. …

chinatown lunar new year

Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s going to be a big week in Chinatown. Lunar New Year celebrations get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, with the 20th Annual Firecracker Ceremony & …


Dedication For Chinatown’s Mabel Lee Post Office Takes Place This Morning

Earlier this year, the U.S Congress approved legislation to rename the Post Office at 6 Doyers Street in Chinatown for suffragette Mabel Lee. This …


Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown to Host Scavenger Hunt

Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown are throwing an historical scavenger hunt in Chinatown this weekend, Sunday Oct. 28 at 1:30p. The event is part of …

photo by Mike McCabe

Skating Under the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square Looms Nearby

photo by Mike McCabe

Good morning. Here’s a nice shot of Coleman Skate Park, under the Manhattan Bridge, from Mike McCabe (@manhattanreviewofunnaturalacts). The view …

Proposed jail at 80 Centre St.

Meeting on Chinatown Jail Proposal Takes Place Tonight

This evening there will be a joint meeting of Community Boards 1 and 3 to discuss a controversial proposal to build a new city jail at 80 Centre St. …

Protest held at 85 Bowery, June 18, 2018.

85 Bowery Tenants Demand Firm Return Date 5 Months After Displacement

Residents of 85 Bowery and community organizers are accusing their landlord, Joseph Betesh, of reneging on an alleged promise of a guaranteed return date. …

City Council member Margaret Chin (left) and State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, with Assembly member harvey Epstein at a tent Lower East Side event.

Local Reps Niou, Chin Weigh In on Mayor’s Specialized High School Proposal

City Council member Margaret Chin (left) and State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, with Assembly member Harvey Epstein at a recent Lower East Side event.


Here’s How You Can Help Ricky Leung’s Family

Ricky Leung’s family could use a little help. …

Nom Wah Adam Lucas

Adam Lucas and Nom Wah Tea Parlor Team Up for “Neighborhood” Popup

On Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23, local artist Adam Lucas (aka Hanksy) teams up with Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang …

Image by Caitlin Kelmar via Twitter.

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.” …

Image by Caitlin Kelmar via Twitter.

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. …

125 White St. - Manhattan Detention Complex.

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. …