Chatham Square

Chinatown’s ‘Hop Shing’ Restaurant Returns After 6-Month Hiatus

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:04 am

Hop Shing restaurant in Chatham Square reopened on Monday after an extended five-month hiatus. You’ll recall that this was the restaurant whose facade was crushed by a Jeep back in February. We learned at the time that the driver was allegedly parallel parking and accidentally gunned the accelerator. Apparently the collision, which injured one, was […]

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Former Chatham Square OTB Transformed into Newest Chase Bank Branch

Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chatham Square no longer has its OTB ghost signage. The former gambling parlor just off the Bowery – dormant since the city shut down operations eight years ago – is now a new Chase Bank. It opened to the public within the last week. This branch replaces the one that long held down the corner […]

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Derelict OTB Parlor in Chatham Square Repossessed by (Another) Chase Bank

Posted March 2, 2018 at 5:07 am

Off Track Betting, the storefront gambling mainstay on the streets for decades, went out of business seven years ago. Most of the ghosted parlors around town were later renovated and/or repossessed by other businesses, including the Delancey Street location. But one outpost remained surprising intact through the intervening years. The derelict Chatham Square outpost, which, […]

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When Parallel Parking Ends with a Jeep in a Chinatown Restaurant [PHOTOS]

Posted February 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

A driver trying to parallel park his Jeep in Chatham Square stepped too hard on the gas pedal and found himself in the restaurant. Witnesses said the man had been in reverse while parking, and accidentally gunned it. The SUV jumped the curb, knocked down the bus stop sign, and collided with the Hop Shing […]

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Stories of Chinese American Women on Display with ‘HERSTORY’ Exhibit at Chatham Square Library

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is showcasing a new “HERSTORY” exhibit during the month of October. This exhibit spans 165 years of the struggles and successes of Chinese-American women; on display include rare photographs and documents from legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the US. The exhibit is a […]

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Kimlau Square Just off the Bowery is Slated for $900K Rehab

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Standing stoic for fifty-five years strong, Kimlau Square is ready for rehabilitation. The small island park at the junction of Oliver Street, East Broadway, the Bowery, and Park Row is the recent recipient of $900,000 in capital funding from the city. The Parks Department is hosting a visioning session (“scope meeting”) next Tuesday (March 29) […]

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NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ Heads to Chinatown Today

Posted August 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

Chatham Square environs will be ground zero later today for filming activities on the NBC show The Blacklist.

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Reopening at 8 Mott Street!

Posted March 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

Independent filmmakers Kurt Vincent and Owen Strock, who are wrapping their documentary about the iconic institution, spotted workers delivering video games back into the old Mott Street location earlier this week.

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Documentary Nearing Completion

Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:28 am

Hard to believe that it’s already been more than two months since the decades-old Chinatown Fair Arcade shuttered forever.

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Documentary About Chinatown Fair Arcade Coming Soon

Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

There’s still some bitterness in the air around 8 Mott Street, decades-old home of the now-defunct Chinatown Fair Arcade.

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