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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Crowds gathered at Roosevelt Park on Monday for the Fireworks Festival, one of the day’s many events marking the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  If state legislators and other elected officials representing Lower Manhattan have their way, Chinese New […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Community advocates and family members of U.S. Army Private Danny Chen are railing against a preliminary suggestion by the Army that involuntary manslaughter, the most serious charge against Specialist Ryan Offutt, be dismissed. The Article 32 military hearing of Offutt, one of eight American soldiers who face criminal charges tied to […]

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BY MARGARET S. CHIN | Since the release of the 2010 Census, one headline has been used to sum up the experience of Chinese-Americans in New York over the past decade: “Chinatown is shrinking.” For Asian Americans, such as myself, who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that ethnic communities, like Chinatown, receive their fair […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A criminal investigation is underway to trace the cause of the mysterious death of 19-year-old U.S. Army Private Danny Chen, whose body was found on Oct. 3 in a guard tower in Kandahar, Afghanistan with a gunshot wound to the head. The fatality was not combat related, according to U.S. Army […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  After a highly contentious debate among community members, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of the Chinatown Business Improvement District at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s signed the legislation on Tuesday night. More than three-quarters of the B.I.D.’s first-year budget, which totals $1.3 million, will be […]

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The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark the former Citizens Savings Bank building at 58 Bowery in Chinatown. The granite building, which now houses a branch of H.S.B.C. Holdings, is a massive, Beaux-Arts style edifice that was erected in 1924. It is the former home of Citizens Savings Bank, which was […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Kim Lau Square has been a cherished outdoor hub for Chinatown residents and workers for decades. Seniors use the space as a getaway from their cooped-up apartments, and tourists flock to the plaza to observe the famed Lin Ze Xu statue and the memorial arch, which commemorate Chinese-Americans who died in […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Some Chinatown residents have had it with the loud, live music streaming out of Columbus Park on the weekends. Several music and dance groups entertain scores of tourists and local senior citizens with Cantonese opera tunes on Saturdays and Sundays. The groups amp up the sound using microphones and loudspeakers, competing […]

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With the N.Y.C. Council soon to vote on whether or not to approve the formation of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, we would like to register our strong support for a ‘yes’ vote on the B.I.D. We believe that the Chinatown B.I.D. will lead to an improved quality of life for the district’s businesses and […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Fifty residents of 35 Market St., a low-income rental apartment in Chinatown, were locked out of their homes on Wed., July 6, shortly after city officials raided their apartment building. Eight of the eighteen units in the six-story building were illegally partitioned, according to the NYC Department of Buildings, who, in […]

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