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Council Urges Action on Bus Regulation Proposal

The City Council yesterday approved a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation - stalled for many months - to regulate discount interstate bus companies.  Following a series of deadly accidents involving to so-called Chinatown buses, there was...

Gentrification in Chinatown: The Nom Wah Tea Parlor Poll

The historic Nom Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers Street has been serving some of the best dim sum in Chinatown for generations. These days, the New York Post reports, it's also one of several businesses making Chinatown a "hot"...

Honoring a Hero in Chinatown

Yesterday afternoon, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver stopped by Columbus Park to check on the installation of a statue honoring Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The Chinese doctor and pro-democracy leader is a hero to many in Chinatown.  The statue will...

Elected Officials, Activists Demand Full Investigation of Army Private’s Death

Local elected officials, civil rights activists and community leaders gathered in Chinatown yesterday to demand answers from the military about the death of Army private Danny Chen. Chen's body was found October 3rd at a military base in the Kandahar...

Remembering Army Private and Chinatown Resident Danny Chen

Loved ones gathered in Chinatown yesterday to remember Danny Chen, a 19-year old Army private, killed in Afghanistan.  They came to a memorial service at the Wah Wing Sang funeral home on Mulberry Street, not far from where Chen...

Two Non-Profits at Odds Over Forsyth Produce Market

When it comes to the Forsyth Street produce market, conflict is nothing new. But now a new controversy is brewing -- as two venerable New York City non-profits tussle for control of the sidewalk running alongside the Manhattan Bridge. The...

A Sunday Morning Mess on Doyers Street

A tipster sends along this lovely photo showing the Sunday morning nastiness on Doyers Street.  Several bags of garbage were piled up outside the post office this morning, and lime peels and other remnants, apparently, from fruity cocktails were...

Chin Celebrates Creation of Chinatown BID

More now on Wednesday's big story - the City Council's unanimous vote creating a Business Improvement District in Chinatown.  In a news conference before the Council meeting with Speaker Christine Quinn, Chin said, "This has been a long time...

City Council Votes Against Landmark Status for 135 Bowery

This afternoon, the full City Council voted to reverse a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to protect 135 Bowery, a nearly 200 year old federal row house. City Councilmember Margaret Chin sided with the building owner, a bank...

Chinatown BID Hearing Underway

Right now we're listening to testimony at the City Council's second Chinatown BID hearing. The Council's Finance Committee held an initial hearing earlier this year, but after a significant number of objection forms were received, an additional meeting was...
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Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --A look at the District 1 City...
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