Posts Tagged ‘Chinatown’

Neighborhood Chatter

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Neighborhood Chatter_Dumpling Crawl TranspareNYC Wants Community Panelists  Do you want to get involved in the NYC budget process? TranspareNYC is looking for community panelists to help decide where 1 million dollars in community grants will go. Last year, $907,798 was awarded to 167 organizations, including 36 new programs. The Manhattan Borough President’s office is specifically looking for people [&hellip
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Just Say No to the Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

552px-Valentines_Candy Celebrate sincerely with a meal that has meaning for you Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark sham, a manufactured non-holiday dreamed up in a craven bid to sell out-of-season roses in the middle of the long, dark winter. Singles hold this trope up like a string of garlic [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Soho Fire, Chinatown Bus Hits Peds, Deadline for FEMA Aid

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hoylman_speech1_web Deadly Fire in Soho Last Thursday, police responded to a 911 call of a fire at 41 Spring St. at 6:40 p.m. Officers arriving on the scene of the five-story apartment building, which has a Pinkberry on the ground floor, found the blaze already raging, and a man, 45-year-old Wei Chu Wu, attempting to block [&hellip
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Third Soldier in Danny Chen Suicide Case Is Sentenced

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Specialist gets a lighter punishment than expected The third military member to go on trial in connection with the Danny Chen suicide case was sentenced to three months in prison and a demotion to private. The punishment again drew the ire of the Chinatown community. Spc. Thomas Porter Curtis pled guilty to hazing, two counts [&hellip
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District Commission Hears Public’s Opinions on Manhattan Divisions

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By Paul Bisceglio Reunite Greenwich Village, and unite Chinatown and the Lower East Side. These were downtown Manhattanites’ two most common requests in the Districting Commission’s public hearing at New York Law School last week. This first of five hearings, one per borough, gathered public opinion on the upcoming revision of the city’s 51 City [&hellip
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Intercity Bus Permit Bill Gets Signed Into Law

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With the new law, private buses like this one would need permits. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. by Adel Manoukian Governor Cuomo signed the Silver-Squadron bill into law this past Friday, signifying the first-ever permit system for intercity buses. The law gives the city the power to designate bus stops, as well as require bus companies to provide information about the buses they are using, the number of passengers they expect to [&hellip
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Greyhound Looking to Corner Cheap Chinatown Bus Market

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You may recall the early June fiasco when several Chinatown bus services were shut down by the government, which cited serious public safety hazards on those carriers. Now, Greyhound, cited by many Chinatown bus riders as overly pricy and un-flexible with regard to drop-off points, is looking to corner that market. Spokespeople for Greyhound clarified [&hellip
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‘A’ Student: Looks can be deceiving at Shanghai Café—in the best possible way

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Dining use this if possible     While many applauded Mayor Bloomberg’s implementation of the restaurant letter grading system to bring transparency to a Byzantine health inspection process, it’s never held much sway for me; everyone knows the best restaurants are the ones most likely to inspire, at best, a grudging C grade and a passing glare from daintier patrons. [&hellip
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Chin and Quinn Ask Army for “More Meaningful Punishment” for Danny Chen’s Tormenters

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Private Danny Chen, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Paul Bisceglio   Sgt. Adam Holcomb was tried this week in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen last October. He faces up to two years in prison. Council Member Margaret Chin and Speaker Christine Quinn, however, think he deserves more. Chin and Quinn sent a letter yesterday to Lt. General Daniel B. [&hellip
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Sergeant Connected with Pvt. Danny Chen Suicide Faces Minor Punishment

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danny-chen-5e1a90d38ac78cf6 By Nick Gallinelli Sgt. Adam Holcomb, the first soldier to be tried in the court martial case surrounding Pvt. Danny Chen’s suicide, was acquitted of the most serious charges but was found guilty of minor ones this Monday. By the following day, his suggested sentenced was announced, and the punishment is creating backlash in the [&hellip
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