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. …

Photo taken on March 19th, 2020. People creating space between each other.
-Kari Jensen, photographer

Coronavirus Update: People Standing Farther Apart in Public Groups

In the past week, some New Yorkers have begun to maintain larger personal space bubbles, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. …

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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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Coronavirus Update – Takeout and Delivery Options on the Lower East Side

We’re starting a list of places staying open for takeout and delivery. Our local spots are suffering and need your support more than ever. Many of the restaurants are offering discounted prices for takeout (to avoid delivery fees). Most of the restaurants are posting updates on Instagram. Many of the delivery services are now offering “no-contact delivery,” allowing for instructions on where to leave the order upon delivery. …

A little gem salad with herbs and a dijon vinaigrette, now at Bacaro. Photos courtesy of Bacaro.

Bacaro Debuts a New Menu

Some of us are riding out the coronavirus outbreak at home. Others are choosing to share a comforting meal with old friends at familiar neighborhood restaurants. If you’re in the latter category, you’ll want to know that a local favorite, Bacaro, has a new menu. …

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Ernesto’s Cafe and Wine Bar Now Open Daily

Ernesto’s Cafe and Wine Bar (259 E. Broadway at Montgomery St.) is now open, accompanying the Basque-inspired restaurant from chef Ryan Bartlow (Quality Eats, …

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Ernesto’s Makes Its Debut at 259 East Broadway

Ernesto’s, an ambitious restaurant featuring the cuisine of Spain’s Basque region, opened just before the new year at 259 East Broadway.

It’s the first …

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Randall’s Barbecue Offers New Winter Happy Hour Menu

Randall’s Barbecue (359 Grand St.) is boasting a new happy hour menu featuring $20 beer buckets and $10 cocktails, plus $3 tacos and $5 …

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The Market Line is Open Today at Essex Crossing

It’s grand opening weekend for the Market Line at Essex Crossing. Following a VIP preview last night, the subterranean shopping complex makes a long-awaited …

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Take an Essex Market Audio Tour and Share Your Favorite Ingredients With Feed Me a Story

Our friends at the Feed Me a Story project are kicking off a new audio tour of Essex Market (88 Essex St.) with a fun event this Saturday, from 11am – 1pm, on the mezzanine at the market. …

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Samesa Becomes First Casualty of New Essex Market

The new Essex Market has its first flop. The shawarma counter, Samesa, has shut down just five months after the market moved into its …

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Sake Festival Comes to Hester Street Fair

Sake fans should stop by the Hester Street Fair tomorrow for their first annual Sake Festival, featuring master brewers from Japan pouring sake from …

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Learn to Make Sichuanese Food at MOCATalks

Author Fuchsia Dunlop talks about her updated and revised cookbook, “Land of Plenty,” at the Museum of Chinese in America’s MOCATalks series …

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Celebrate Oktoberfest With Your Favorite Grand Street Businesses on Sunday

The early forecast says it’s going to be 85 degrees on Sunday. Not quite fall-like weather, but here’s one way to celebrate the new …

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Golden Diner is Now Open For Dinner

Golden Diner, a great little spot that opened with limited hours at 123 Madison St. earlier this year, just debuted dinner service. Chef/owner Sam Yoo, an alumnus of some of the better restaurant kitchens in town, …