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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Ninja Grill Hibachi on Essex Street Reopens Tomorrow

Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:13 am

In case you’ve been going through withdrawal, the Ninja Grill hibachi restaurant on Essex Street is set to return tomorrow. Thus concluding a three-month stay on the sidelines. As previously reported, the kitschy Ninja Grill opened at 103 Essex Street back in December. It appeared well received; based on initial Yelp reviews, the fast food […]

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Persistent Gas Issue Sidelines ‘Sweet Chick’ on Ludlow Street Until Further Notice

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gas woes continue to plague Sweet Chick, which again closed its Ludlow Street restaurant this week. The four-year-old establishment – co-owned by rapper Nas and John Seymour – had been operating for roughly a month with its gasless “Sweet Chicka” waffle-taco concept. That PR stunt was short-lived, as 178 Ludlow is again quiet. Printouts taped […]

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Thieves Drill for Gas on the Lower East Side

Posted April 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

Not all gas bandits are created equal. That situation involving a $10 bill we reported last month was certainly an anomaly.


Bowery Walker Has Gas

Last modified January 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Walking signals are a perpetual target for clever sticker vandalism.  Most notable, of course, was the outbreak of middle fingers near the intersection of Houston and Chrystie Streets back in April.  A more recent target, however, is the display at the corner of Bowery and Spring.  It appears this particular LED walker is battling a […]

Firefighters on Orchard

Posted August 7, 2008 at 11:07 am

Firefighters are some of the ballsiest people around. Last night, the department responded to a reported gas leak on Orchard Street, in or adjacent to the Tenement Museum building. It’s crazy to see enormous fire engines queuing in such narrow city streets.