Chinatown

Performers ring in Chinese New Year (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Firecrackers Set Off To Mark Year Of The Snake In Chinatown

Organizers of the annual event said about 50,000 firecrackers were set off to scare away the evil spirits.

02/10/2013

Ophadell Williams in court on Dec. 7, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Bus Driver In Deadly Bronx Crash Not Guilty Of All Charges Except One

Ophadell Williams was cleared of the most serious charges against him in connection with the March 12, 2011 crash. He was found guilty of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree.

12/07/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Verdict Reached In Manslaughter Trial Of Bus Driver Ophadell Williams

Williams was driving a tour bus from a Connecticut casino to Chinatown on March 12, 2011, when his bus veered off I-95 in the Bronx, and slammed into a signpost.

12/06/2012

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82-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed By National Guard Vehicle In Chinatown

Kwok Fu was crossing Canal Street near Centre Street in Chinatown around 1:25 p.m. when he was struck, police said.

11/07/2012

Ophadell Williams (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Under Way For Ophadell Williams, Driver Charged In Fatal 2011 Bronx Tour Bus Crash

Assistant District Attorney Gary Weil said a tour bus driver’s “reckless behavior” caused a crash that killed 15 people in the Bronx last year.

09/27/2012

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U.S. Atty: Brooklyn Chinese Street Gang Members Arrested En Route To Home Invasion

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara described the 35 defendants in this case as part of a highly organized, all-purpose gang that transported narcotics and illegal aliens and participated in home invasions.

09/21/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Soldier Pleads Guilty In Hazing Case Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A soldier was sentenced Monday to about three months in prison and demoted to private for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.

08/28/2012

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Accident Sends Car Flying Into Chinatown Store Front; 3 Taken To Hospital

The accident started when the front end of a green Subaru hit the back of a black Mercedes

08/21/2012

People on discount bus from New York to Philadelphia (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Aims To Put The Brakes On Traffic Caused By Discount Bus Lines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Friday. The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan’s Chinatown and other places where the buses idled, waiting for passengers.

08/19/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Platoon Sergeant Faces Court-Martial In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A platoon sergeant from Texas is facing a court-martial at Fort Bragg in connection with the death of a 19-year-old soldier in Afghanistan last year.

08/16/2012

In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on Interstate 95 near Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Virginia State Police)

NTSB: Driver Fatigue Factor In Fatal Sky Express Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said the low-fare bus company, Sky Express, had no regard for passenger safety.

07/31/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Community Leaders Call For Justice Ahead Of First Court Martial In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.

07/23/2012

Chinatown Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Two Women Found Shot In The Head In Chinatown Apartment After Fire

“We went in, we extinguished what was relatively a minor fire involving a mattress and some floor boards,” Commander James Esposito said. “We pulled out what we thought were two people overcome by smoke but it turned out they probably sustained some type of gunshot wound or wounds.”

06/29/2012

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations

In what’s being called the “largest single safety crackdown” of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.

05/31/2012

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NYC’s 4 Best Restaurants For Hand Pulled Noodles

Hand pulled noodles are one of the great beauties of Chinatown: freshly made noodles served hot for about a 5-spot. Check out these four joints for the best in the city.

CBS New York–05/24/2012

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