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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. Photo by Carol Anastasio.  If you would like to share a photo with The Lo-Down, send...

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 this Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 6pm. Yu will be discussing the award-winning novel, Interior Chinatown. The...

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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:

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...

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.

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 crisis.  One of the projects is a video series about how the virus is affecting...

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 City. Most of the cases are clustered in Westchester County, but unfortunately, Chinatown is paying a...
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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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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...

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