Chinatown

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown (file/credit: Julian Ungano/Getty Images)

NY State Lawmakers Again Propose School Holiday For Lunar New Year

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.

01/30/2014

Chinatown jewelry store armed robbery suspect (credit: NYPD)

Police Searching For Suspects Wanted In String Of Jewelry Store Armed Robberies

Parish Joshi says his Jackson Heights jewelry store was hit on Halloween. Police said the masked men got away with $200,000 worth of gold jewelry.

11/12/2013

Photo Credit: Top Hops

NYC’s 5 Best Craft Beer Stores

New York City has plenty of craft beer stores, so that you can bring your draught or bottled beers right home.

11/05/2013

British Street Artist Banksy Announces A Month Of New Works On NYC Streets

New Yorkers On The Lookout For Banksy Street Art Creations

The elusive British artist Banksy has been the talk of New York in recent days, since his graffiti works have begun appearing around the city in what he called an attempt to “host an entire show on the streets of New York.”

10/06/2013

Surveillance image of a suspect who police say is wanted for attacking an elderly woman in Chinatown. (credit: NYPD)

Suspect Charged In Attack On 85-Year-Old Woman In Chinatown

A 43-year-old man has been charged with burglary and robbery in connection with an attack last weekend on an elderly woman in Chinatown.

07/27/2013

Surveillance image of a suspect who police say is wanted for attacking an elderly woman in Chinatown. (credit: NYPD)

Cops Questioning Suspect In Alleged Attack On 85-Year-Old Woman In Chinatown

The victim rode the elevator with her alleged assailant and the pair got off on the same floor. The man allegedly followed her to her door and then pushed her down.

07/26/2013

2010 Chinatown apartment fire (credit: CBS 2)

Chinatown Residents Back In Rent-Controlled Apartments Following 2010 Fire

One of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.

07/18/2013

Passengers left stranded when their tour bus broke down en route from North Carolina to New York. (Credit CBS 2)

Passengers Finally Arrive In Chinatown After ‘Nightmare’ Bus Ride

Bus passengers finally arrived in Manhattan early Wednesday morning after unexpected mechanical trouble trapped them in the heat for hours.

07/17/2013

Fire crews respond to the scene of an apparent gas explosion in Chinatown, July 11, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Expert: Chinatown Building Explosion Shows Danger Of Bug Bombs

Fire officials said Saturday that a resident of the Chinatown building that partially collapsed from an explosion this week had set off two rounds of bug bombs – and also neglected to turn off a pilot light.

07/13/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a partial building collapse and fire in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Explosion Leads To Partial Collapse Of Building In Chinatown

Of the injuries, three were listed in critical condition, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, EMS told WCBS 880. The firefighters’ injuries were listed as minor.

07/11/2013

New map at Worth Street and Mulberry Street - June 24, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Installing New Maps To Help Pedestrians Navigate The Streets

In a recent survey conducted by the Department of Transportation, 10 percent of those polled admitted to being lost in the past week and one out of three didn’t know which way was north.

06/24/2013

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Soldier Wants Chinatown Block Renamed ‘Danny Chen Way’

Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011 after being racially harassed by other soldiers.

06/11/2013

A Lucky Star bus (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Order Discount Bus Service In Chinatown To Cease Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered carrier Lucky Star to immediately cease all operations because it says it poses an imminent hazard to public safety.

06/07/2013

Counterfeit Handbags

City Councilwoman Seeks Crackdown On Counterfeit Handbag Buyers

Knockoff purse peddlers are a common sight on Canal Street in Lower Manhattan, but a City Councilwoman would like to see that change.

04/07/2013

A Fung Wah bus rolls into Chinatown on Feb. 25, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Serious Safety Issues Plague Bargain Carrier Tour Bus Out Of Chinatown

There were calls Monday night for the federal government to shut down a bargain bus service especially popular with college students.

02/25/2013

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