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Photo: Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown, 2020. Photo by Roger Bultot.

In the news this past week:

–Lunar New Year will be celebrated January 22. Here’s a roundup of events across the city. [6sqft]

–Don’t forget Super Saturday on Feb. 4, when local lion dance teams take to the streets of Chinatown. [Facebook]

–The NYC Department of Education will not be recognizing Lunar New Year as a school holiday this year since the holiday falls on a weekend. That’s not sitting well with many local activists. [NY1]

–This past fall the FBI raided a building in Chinatown, a “search (that) represents an escalation in a global dispute over China’s efforts to police its diaspora far beyond its borders.” [The New York Times]

–What remains of the fire ravaged Middle Collegiate Church will be demolished. [EV Grieve]

–Matt Shultz of the band Cage the Elephant was arrested after pulling out a gun at the Bowery Hotel. [NBC New York]

–A relaunch of sorts for Triple 5 Soul, the streetwear hub born on Ludlow Street in the 90s. [Complex]

–More accolades for the swanky Lower East Side bar, Double Chicken Please [ABC 7]

–A co-owner of La Superior opens Playita at 202 Clinton St., focused on Mexican mariscos. [Eater]

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