Buddhist Temple Survives Year of Renovations on Allen Street, Emerging with Rooftop Pagoda

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:05 am

Two months shy of a year behind bars, the Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple is now finally seeing the light. The house of worship – owned by Lily Wang – spent the interim upgrading the facility and bringing it up to code. Reinvigorating the property by renovating commercial units, enlarging the staircase, installing an elevator, and […]

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This Bayard Street Payphone is no Longer Crowned with a Pagoda

Posted September 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

We hoped this day wouldn’t come to pass, but alas, it’s here. Until recently, this public payphone on Bayard Street (just east of Elizabeth) was topped with a decorative pagoda. One of the only such instances in Chinatown. Not anymore; the extra bit of culture is gone. A Boogie reader tells us that the style […]

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