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Photo: Sunset on Grand Street, May 10, 2022.

In the news this week:

–Artists Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas won a temporary restraining order in their lawsuit to prevent the city from removing several artworks from the Manhattan Detention Complex when the facility is demolished. [Reuters]

–A visit with Henry Yao of Army & Navy Bags, the tiny store on East Houston St. Just a couple of years ago, the shop was in danger of closing, but social media and mainstream media exposure has made a huge difference. [AM New York]

–Recalling the 1982 Chinatown garment worker strike. [NBC News]

–A new documentary traces the work and life of Corky Lee, the longtime local photographer who did so much to document the Chinese American community. Lee died last year. [AsAmNews]

–NYC nightlife vet Jon Neidich opens Le Dive, a Parisian-style wine bar, at 37 Canal St. [Eater]

–We hope the shuttered Lower East Side restaurant, Sammy’s Roumanian, will one day make a triumphant comeback. In the meantime we still have Dani Luv, who entertained diners at Sammy’s for more than 20 years. [JTA]

–Russ & Daughters Cafe closed in the early days of the pandemic but it’s reopening for dine-in service soon. [Instagram]

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