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Jing Fong Announces Permanent Closure of Banquet Hall at 20 Elizabeth St.

It’s probably the toughest blow for Chinatown business since the start of the pandemic. Jing Fong, the neighborhood’s largest restaurant by far, announced the closure of its dining room at 20 Elizabeth St. The restaurant will keep its second floor kitchen going “until further notice” to support delivery, takeout and dining on its outdoor balcony. …

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A Low-Key Celebration of Lunar New Year in Chinatown

The Year of the Ox was ushered in on Friday, but as to be expected, the Lunar New Year celebration in Chinatown was scaled …

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Abrons Teams Up With Chinatown Arts Groups to Offer Special Lunar New Year Photo Calendar

Abrons Arts Center, Wing on Wo’s the W.O.W. Project, and Welcome to Chinatown come together to celebrate the Year of the Metal Ox with the launch of the first edition of From Chinatown, With Love, a Lunar New Year calendar. …

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Retailers Aim to Uplift Spirits After Downtrodden Year

Local retailers are helping boost the spirits of beleaguered New Yorkers by offering festive settings and quality customer service, as a year tarnished with pandemic-related loss draws to a close. …

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Chinatown’s Giant Snowman Returns!

This week’s snowstorm meant a return of everyone’s favorite, Chinatown’s Giant Snowman. We missed him last year, because it was such a mild winter. …

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Charles Yu, Author of “Interior Chinatown,” Featured in Conversation at Chatham Square Library

A free conversation and book talk with rising star and recent National Book Award winner, Charles Yu, will be online at Chatham Square Library …

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Coronavirus Update: Staying Open Means Staying Nimble and Creative (UPDATED LIST)

Here’s an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We’re also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current “on-line-only” reality: …

A sign on the entry door (at right) at New Kam Man supermarket informs customers that masks must be worn. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Some Local Stores Now Requiring Customers to Wear Masks

As coronavirus lockdown is in full swing in New York, some pharmacies and a few stores in the Lower East Side and Chinatown are requiring that customers wear masks or face coverings. These are just some of the measures retailers are taking to protect staff and customers from COVID-19 spread… …

The swings at Sol Lain Playground were empty April 2. Photo by Kari Jensen.

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown. …

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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. …

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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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Chinatown Businesses Continue to Suffer Due to Coronavirus Misconceptions

According to the NYC Department of Health, there are now 76 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State and 11 in New York …

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(Photos) Chinatown Celebrates Year of the Rat with Lunar New Year Parade

Local photographer Roger Bultot shared some great photos from Sunday’s Lunar New Parade in Chinatown. It’s been a tough holiday season for the community, as unfounded fears about the new coronavirus have kept many people away from the neighborhood. …

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Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown This Weekend!

It’s a big celebratory weekend in Chinatown.

The Lunar New Year Parade kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mott and Canal streets. …