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Donald Trump’s ‘Chocolate Cake’ Quote Appears on Seward Park Fence

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:18 am

It was revealed last week that President Trump was scarfing down the “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen” when he ordered the air strike (59 Tomahawk cruise missiles) on a Syrian airfield earlier this month. He was dining at his Mar-a-Lago country club with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the time. […]

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‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

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Report: ‘Omens of Upheaval’ Threaten to Destroy Chinatown

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:18 am

The subject of gentrification in Chinatown is hitting a tipping point. One need only attend a Community Board 3 meeting to witness the struggle. Residents challenging the succession of uptown style establishments at the expense of more homegrown mom and pops. Now, Steve Cuozzo at the New York Post talks about the “omens of upheaval” […]

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Former Maiden Lane Owner Readying ‘Coastal Mediterranean’ Concept at Pies ‘n’ Thighs Space

Posted January 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

If you were looking forward to another branded outpost of Mission Chinese on Canal Street, those dreams are now dashed. Last month, Danny Bowien briefly considered the old Pies n Thighs space for a Vietnamese spinoff. The proposal lasted a New York minute before the team withdrew. But 43 Canal Street won’t stay dormant much […]

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Pedestrian Ramp Construction Around the LES is Complete

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

  Much of that curbside construction around the neighborhood that commenced last spring is finally wrapping up. This week, the DDC completed its installation of twenty-one new ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, plus fourteen new catch basins to improve stormwater drainage, at intersections in Manhattan neighborhoods south of 23rd Street.  It was reportedly no easy feat, as all of the ramps were […]

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‘Cup & Saucer’ Survives the Upstairs Fire at 89 Canal Street

Posted January 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

You would think that nothing happened at 89 Canal Street. Yet, three days ago, fire broke out on the third floor (and spread to the fourth) and temporarily sidelined Cup & Saucer on the ground level. But it survived … luckily. While boards are now in the upper windows, the greasy-spoon remains open for business. Cup & […]

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There was a Fire at the ‘Cup & Saucer’ Building on Canal Street this Morning [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

Earlier this morning, at roughly 4:30am, fire broke out on the third floor of 89 Canal Street. Several trucks responded and extinguished the blaze rather quickly. Seemingly within an hour. Cup & Saucer occupies the ground level. We spoke to the owner of the beloved luncheonette, who indicated they’ll be open soon, but must first […]

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Mission Chinese Plans a Vietnamese Spinoff at the Old Pies ‘n’ Thighs on Canal Street

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Some potential juicy news to sate your holiday hangover. Community Board 3 released its monthly agenda on Friday, and the SLA subcommittee docket includes an application for Mission Vietnamese (MVNYC LLC) at 43 Canal Street. On the surface, it would appear that owner Danny Bowien is looking to secure full liquor privileges here, yet might need […]

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‘The Bao Shoppe’ Arrival, and the Case of Cafe Clutter on Canal Street’s East End

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

The east end of Canal Street is awash in cafés, both trendy and otherwise. And into the fray steps a newcomer at number 34. You’ll recall that Cafe de Nora arrived in February 2015, but only lasted a few months. It was succeeded that summer by the futile tenure of a gallery called Eye for […]

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When Brazen Burglers Stole a 4,000-Pound Safe from a Canal Street Jewelery Shop in Broad Daylight [HISTORY]

Posted December 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

For one Chinatown address, a century of jewelry history is gone. Since as early as 1915, the six-story corner building at 105 Canal Street hosted jewelry stores and diamond dealers on premise almost exclusively. That changed in the spring of 2012 when Crawford Fine Gold Jewelry packed up and relocated to the Bowery. Two failed […]

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