Chinatown

A cab driver in Chinatown
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Kristie Keleshian
February 16, 2020 - 11:00 am
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city taxi commissioner are warning cabbies amid reports that some drivers are avoiding Asian-American communities and customers over fears of the coronavirus.
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Lunar New Year parade
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Kristie Keleshian
February 09, 2020 - 4:56 pm
The Year of the Rat was celebrated in Chinatown Sunday at the annual Lunar New Year Parade, with thousands turning out despite fears over the coronavirus that have impacted businesses in the neighborhood in recent weeks.
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Chinatown
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Kristie Keleshian
February 09, 2020 - 2:12 pm
City lawmakers and local business owners are reminding tourists and New Yorkers that Chinatown is open for business.
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Adam Warner
January 25, 2020 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The Museum of Chinese in America is assessing the damage done to its collection of artifacts and other items after a fire tore through a Chinatown building Thursday night —and the assessment is not good. As many as 85,000 irreplaceable artifacts that document the history of...
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Chinatown fire
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 24, 2020 - 7:06 am
A man was critically injured and eight firefighters were also hurt when a fire erupted at a Chinatown building housing nonprofits, a community center and reportedly archives of the Museum of Chinese in America.
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October 28, 2019 - 2:07 pm
(AP) — Robert Evans, the protean and fast-living Hollywood producer who backed such seminal 1970s films as "Chinatown," ''The Godfather" and "Harold and Maude," has died. He was 89. A representative for Evans confirmed that Evans died on Saturday. No other details were immediately available. His...
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Kwok Chuen Chinatown Beating
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 17, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month.
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Rikers Island
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Marla Diamond
October 16, 2019 - 1:29 pm
A City Council committee will hear arguments in support and opposition of the plan to close Rikers Island ahead of a full council vote on Thursday.
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Rikers Island
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Mack Rosenberg
October 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm
The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four borough-based prisons.
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Rikers Island
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Steve Burns
October 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New numbers from the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office estimates the city’s jail population will be cut in half over the next seven years, just in time for the closure of Rikers Island.
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