Doyers Street

Late Photographer Corky Lee Gets Mural Treatment on Doyers Street

Posted September 24, 2021 at 5:02 am

There is a new tribute mural in Chinatown that honors the memory of beloved photographer Corky Lee. The nascent Chinatown Mural Project is behind the new artwork, which stretches along a 35-foot wall on Doyers Street, the nerve center of Chinatown. The mural is two-toned – blue and off-white – and meant to resemble “Ming” […]

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The COVID-19 Red Tape Strangling Outdoor Dining [OP-ED]

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Barely a week after the ban on indoor dining took effect, the city imposed new guidelines related to the outdoor dining spaces (aka “streeteries”). The red tape, which outlaws structures covered on more than two sides, effectively kills the “open restaurant” plan, leaving establishments again dependent on the more variable takeout business. The ever-mutating regulations […]

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Chinatown Businesses Hunker Down for a Long Cold Winter

Posted December 15, 2020 at 5:04 am

As winter descends upon the city, Chinatown restaurants are amidst the expensive process of hunkering down for a long winter of by weatherizing their outdoor dining spaces. While most have chosen to simply enclose their shacks with vinyl sheeting, others have innovated  more creative designs, such as the “guard booths” of Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles or the “shed” of Ping’s Seafood. […]

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Fridays Under $40: Three Meals in Chinatown

Posted August 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

On Monday, when The New York Times reported on Chinatown’s outdoor dining scene, it was the first time I was happy to be scooped. The more we talk about Chinatown, the better. I live on Mulberry, just north of Canal and I’ve noticed it’s been slow to reopen compared to neighboring Little Italy and Noho […]

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Face Mask Price Gouging and Long Lines at Chinatown Post Offices Amidst Coronavirus Fears

Posted February 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

With elevated fears over Coronavirus gripping the world, many like myself, with family in China and Hong Kong, are worried about the shortage of surgical or N95 face masks overseas. While the masks themselves might not be sufficient protection against the virus, it does provide some measure of comfort. But as I discovered, buying these […]

Doyers Street ‘Asphalt Art’ Ahead of Chinatown Seasonal Streets Closure

Last modified July 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

The third annual “Chinatown Seasonal Streets” initiative is upon us. As part of the program, select streets are closed to traffic to create public pedestrian space. The temporary plazas are also decorated with so-called Asphalt Art. Doyers Street had been the pilot, but this year sees the inclusionof a 5,370 square-foot area of Mott Street […]

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DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.” Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural […]

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Someone Dumped Oil on Fresh Doyers Street Asphalt Art [Updated]

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

At first glance, it appears the locals are none too pleased with the new “Asphalt Art” mural underway on Doyers Street. A tipster sent in the enclosed photos showing the ruination of the piece in progress. “The Song of Dragons and Flowers,” painted by artist Chen Dongfan, is part of the Chinatown Partnership’s transformation of […]

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Art-Driven Pedestrian Plaza to Seal Doyers Street Next Month

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

For the second year running, the so-called “Bloody Angle” is temporarily closed to traffic. The Chinatown Partnership (a business improvement district) sealed Doyers Street during daytime hours to create a pedestrian plaza. As part of the initiative, the Partnership tapped Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan to paint the 4,851 square-foot street mural – so-called “Asphalt Art” […]

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Doyers Street Post Office Edges Closer to Honoring Chinese American Suffragette

Posted March 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

The months-long effort to rename a bustling Chinatown post office to honor an iconic twentieth century suffragette is one step closer to reality. Introduced in the fall by Congresswoman Nadia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the United States House of Representatives last week passed the bill to rename the 6 Doyers Street facility to Mabel Lee Memorial […]

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