Canal Street

Inside the Pizza Joint that Replaced Cup & Saucer

Posted January 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

Gone is Cup & Saucer, and here is the replacement – the so-called Pizza Cafe and Grill, which opened this week. Signage for the newcomer first arrived in November, and has been tough to digest. It’s definitely gonna take some getting used to. Meanwhile, the interior of 89 Canal Street was upended and turned sideways […]

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This Sight Doesn’t Instill Confidence in Chinatown Fish Markets [VIDEO]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

This particular sight doesn’t instill confidence in shopping the Chinatown fish markets. The nightmare scenario that people cringe over… A woman named April Davidson visited the Hung Kee Supermarket on Canal Street last week (between Mulberry and Baxter), and what she saw might disgust you. One of the employees fixing a circuit breaker stood all […]

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LPC Makes it Easy to Get to Know Your Neighborhood Landmarks [MAPS]

Last modified December 22, 2017 at 7:04 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just leveled up its “Discover NYC Landmarks” interactive map. What was once a cumbersome and limited database is now a user-friendly treasure trove of information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the City’s 141 historic districts. This upgrade complements its existing accessible information on the more than 1,400 individual landmarks, and […]

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‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

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In Apparent ‘Wayfinding’ Flub, City Moves Sidewalk Post to the Correct Spot

Last modified December 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Department of Transportation is apparently in need of its own wayfinding in Chinatown. You may have noticed that this WalkNYC installation was previously erected on the wrong spot. The signage first arrived near the southeast corner of Essex and Canal Streets at the end of November. Upon closer inspection, though, the “You are here” […]

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Open 3 Months, ‘Brigitte’ Seeks Basement Club on Ludlow

Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

Of course this would happen. Open nigh on three months, Canal Street bistro Brigitte is already angling to open a basement club. Naturally. Ownership this week submitted a dressed-up application to alter its liquor license to include bar and seats in the cellar. Blueprints show communal table seating to accommodate twenty-four additional patrons, plus a […]

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Locals Uneasy About Incoming Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and its Nightlife

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is a fight brewing over the incoming nightlife establishment at the Jarmulowsky Bank hotel. The Orchard Street Block Association, for its part, is already gearing up for the effort. They’ve distributed flyers of opposition in the immediate vicinity of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building (with the Monopoly Man) – first at summer’s end and now […]

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We Lost the Cup & Saucer for this Cheap Pizza Joint

Posted November 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The replacement was swift and unmerciful. We lost the venerable Cup & Saucer for this shit. In comes the so-called Canal Pizza. Signage for the (presumably) cheap-eats newcomer arrived over the holiday weekend, replacing that beautifully faded print with cartoonish iconography. Meanwhile, build-out of the interior has been ongoing the last couple weeks, as previously […]

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What the Inside of the Gutted Cup & Saucer Looks Like Now

Posted November 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

Cup & Saucer ended its decades-running tenancy at the northwest corner of Canal and Eldridge Streets back in July. Since then, the restaurant space has been a dormancy, with the only activity the removal of that classic signage and the installation of leasing banners. Now, all of it is gone. Yesterday, however, provided a unique […]

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‘Kopitiam’ on Canal Street Crowdfunds for Survival After 25% Rent Hike

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Canal Street snack shop, Kopitiam, is headlong into its search for a new space. Its brief tenure near the corner of Orchard Street will soon conclude, thanks in large part to increasing rents. At the time we first broke the story, ownership informed us that a larger location was necessary. And while that might be, […]

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