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After Brutal Murders of Homeless Men in Chinatown, Mayor is Urged to Take Bold Action

The horrifying murders of four homeless men in Chinatown early Saturday are generating national news headlines and renewed pleas for a comprehensive strategy to confront New York City's homelessness crisis. In court on Sunday, the suspect, 24-year-old Randy Santos, was...

Upcycled Art Shines in Show at Pearl River Mart Gallery

There was a special performance last night at the gallery of the family-owned Asian emporium Pearl River Mart. The German dance troop, Cocoondance, performed what they coined a "trash mob" as part of the current show, "From Trash to Treasure." The show...

City Planning Commission Approves Borough-Based Jail Plan; City Council Hearing Thursday (Updated)

The City Planning Commission Tuesday voted in favor of the mayor's plan to replace Rikers Island with four borough-based jails, including a large new prison complex at 125 White St. in Chinatown. The commission voted 9-3 in favor of a...

City Planning Commission Holds Hearing Today on Borough-Based Jail Plan

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing today on the mayor's controversial borough-based jail plan. The proposal calls for replacing facilities on Rikers Island with four large prisons in NYC neighborhoods

Community Board 3 in April: Chinatown Jail, Coastal Resiliency, Liquor Licenses Galore

Here's a look at what's coming up at Community Board 3 this month: --The contentious issue of a gigantic new jail in Chinatown will come before the land use committee Tuesday, April 16.

Happy Lunar New Year!

It's going to be a big week in Chinatown. Lunar New Year celebrations get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, with the 20th Annual Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Sara D....

Dedication For Chinatown’s Mabel Lee Post Office Takes Place This Morning

Earlier this year, the U.S Congress approved legislation to rename the Post Office at 6 Doyers Street in Chinatown for suffragette Mabel Lee.  This morning there will be a dedication ceremony at First Chinese Baptist Church at 21 Pell St., which...

Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown to Host Scavenger Hunt

Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown are throwing an historical scavenger hunt in Chinatown this weekend, Sunday Oct. 28 at 1:30p. The event is part of the programing happening for Chinatown Arts Week. The event will start at the Cactus Shop (5...

Skating Under the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square Looms Nearby

Good morning.  Here's a nice shot of Coleman Skate Park, under the Manhattan Bridge, from Mike McCabe (@manhattanreviewofunnaturalacts). The view of One Manhattan Square looming nearby is hard to miss. It will be humid today with a high of 80℉...

Meeting on Chinatown Jail Proposal Takes Place Tonight

This evening there will be a joint meeting of Community Boards 1 and 3 to discuss a controversial proposal to build a new city jail at 80 Centre St.
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