Danny Ng’s on Bowery Shutters, Neighbors Fear Luxury Tower

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

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When local favorite South China Garden shuttered its 22 Elizabeth Street restaurant last February, the owner confirmed that “some form of hotel/condo is being built and several restaurants are going to be shut down in the vicinity.” That seems a plausible explanation for the departure of Duane Reade at 50 Bowery (right behind it), and more recently, the loss of cherished Chinatown eatery Danny Ng’s at 52 Bowery.

This latest round of closures falls in line with the rumors. Something big is certainly happening, as numerous readers have expressed concern over rumors anew. Boogie tipster SG sends us the following:

Danny Ng’s Place, the 2nd Floor restaurant at 50-52 Bowery has closed up. This wasn’t a huge surprise since the restaurant behind it on Elizabeth – South China Garden – closed last February amid rumors of a new fancy hotel going up. I spoke with the manager of Oriental Garden, a little further South on Elizabeth, and she’d heard nothing of it – so at the very least it isn’t going to stretch the whole block, probably just those two buildings.

Curbed reported in 2009, three years before the loss of South China Garden, that a 27-story mixed use project would rise onsite. It was to be designed by the pun-tastic Peter Poon Architects. However, those plans were apparently disapproved by the DOB in December 2010. Mum has been the word since then; no new permits on file. And the owner is still the same – Chu and Partners.

Meanwhile, the adjacent HSBC (nay, Citizens) bank building and its air rights were landmarked in August 2011. Ergo, such out-of-context heights at 50-52 Bowery could be more difficult to attain…

Drop us a line if you have intel.

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