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aux-72914.jpgThe recent onslaught of rent hikes is hitting Chinatown with a double whammy: Restaurants owners are struggling to pay rent as longtime neighborhood residents and customers are being priced out of their apartments. Mei Chou, who owns Malaysia restaurant Aux Epices in Chinatown says: "Rent is going to kill the culture and excitement of New York." [China Daily]
[Aux Epices/Yelp]

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