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In wake of Chinatown fire, residents relocated far from neighborhood

April 19, 2010 03:13PM

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Demolition is underway on the Chinatown buildings destroyed in last week’s devastating seven-alarm fire on Grand Street near Eldridge Street, according to Bowery Boogie, while displaced residents try to adjust to their new, temporary homes in Harlem and outside LaGuardia Airport. Although residents had been staying in the Skyline Hotel at 725 10th Avenue on the corner of 49th Street, the approximately 200 people who are in need of temporary shelter were moved on Saturday. The residents, many of whom worked or attended school in their Chinatown neighborhood, are distressed over the move, citing a potential loss of livelihood. [Bowery Boogie] and [NYDN]

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