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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

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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

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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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Authorities Looking To Seize Chinatown Building Allegedly Used As Illegal Gambling Facility

Nearly half of the six-story building at 35-37 East Broadway was being used for illegal gambling, according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

05/22/2012

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Feds Raid Chinatown Building Suspected Of Housing Illegal Gambling Facility

The commercial building has signs in English and Chinese promoting a lawyer and money transfer business inside, but a man across the street said he knew it didn’t just house offices.

05/21/2012

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Health Officials Warn Of Botulism From Tainted Tofu In Queens

Botulism is a type of food poisoning that causes double vision, weakness in the joints, and difficulty swallowing and breathing.

03/31/2012

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Irish Arts Center Giving Away Free Books In Five Boroughs

In the early and mid-1800s, the Irish and Chinese lived side-by-side in the rough and tumble Five Points. Today, there is a coming together for two cultures that might still seem foreign to one another.

03/16/2012

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

Army Drops Top Charge In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death; 4 More Soldiers May Be Tried

The family of a Chinatown soldier who committed suicide after repeated hazing from his superiors is speaking out after the Army dropped the top charge against four of the eight soldiers charged in his death.

03/07/2012

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