Tag Archives: Chinatown

Feds Shut Down 26 Chinatown Bus Lines

The “Chinese bus” has long been the cheapest and to many, the hippest way to travel between the major cities of the Northeast. But long plagued by shoddy maintenance and not a few accidents, their safety record has been as legendary as the low price. Today the feds, for now, put an end to most of them. Federal transportation officials ...

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CENSUS: No Italians Left In Little Italy

According to the U.S. Census, the number of Italian-born residents of Manhattan’s Little Italy is now zero. A census survey released in December determined that the proportion of Italian-Americans among the 8,600 residents in the same two-dozen-square-block area of Lower Manhattan had shrunk to about 5 percent. And, incredibly, the census could not find a single resident who had been ...

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Massive Fire Rips Throught NYC’s Chinatown, Hundreds Left Homeless

Last night a 7-alarm fire destroyed several buildings in NYC’s Chinatown, leaving hundreds of residents homeless. At least 14 people were injured in a blaze in Chinatown that reached seven-alarm status shortly after midnight Monday morning. More than 250 firefighters responded to the fire at 285 Grand Street. The fire broke out at a six-story building in Chinatown. More than ...

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Evening View – Lafayette & Canal

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NYPD Confiscates City’s Rotexes

If haven’t gotten your dad that holiday Rotex yet, it might be too late. Local news is reporting that the NYPD has shut down a large swath of Chinatown today in a massive crackdown on counterfeit luxury handbags, watches, fragrances, etc. A strip of stalls selling counterfeit goods in Chinatown were raided Tuesday morning, shutting down the notorious shops just ...

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Gotham Boots Chinatown Buses

Long the salvation of penny-pinching hipsters, NYC’s Chinatown bus lines provide cut-rate (and often, terrifying) service to DC, Philly, and Boston. But Gothamist reports that the city has begun cracking down on unpaid tickets and has towed away many of the buses for non-payment. One company in particular, New Century Travel, takes the cake owing a whopping $136,387.35. Most of ...

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Cops Sweep Fake Goods From Chinatown

In one of the largest raids in NYC history, today the NYPD conducted a massive sweep of Chinatown’s bustling counterfeit designer goods shops, clearing Canal Street of knockoff watches and handbags. Police padlocked 32 businesses whose owners now face stiff fines or imprisonment. Mayor Bloomberg: “It is organized crime, frequently accompanied by bloody turf wars, stickups and armed assaults. Counterfeiters ...

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