Jianbing Newcomer ‘Bing Kitchen’ on Orchard Street Sidelined Due to ‘Water Damage’

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Bing Kitchen is off to a rocky start on Orchard Street.

The snack shop newcomer, which specializes in the Chinese street-cart staple “Jianbing,” has been closed for the last week due to ambiguous “water damage” on-premise. That much is made clear via handwritten sign on the front door.

While the “tomorrow” timeline was crossed out, ownership confirmed to us in an email that “flooding from the top floors” caused the aforementioned damage. The plan is to reopen by end of week or so.

Bing Kitchen opened at 71 Orchard Street in early June, having replaced The Cast after the rocker leather boutique moved across the street. The concept is the brainchild of Aaron Gallentine and chef-artist Clio Goodman, whose popular Puddin’ NYC shop on St. Mark’s Place closed last year.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

The Hairy History of the Now-Demolished 282 Grand Street

Back in March, Grand Street Chinatown lost three historic structures that date back some 200 years. What’s now a vacant lot will soon sprout a monument to luxury living. Here’s some history… Built sometime between the 1820s and the 1830s, the Federal-style row house at 282 Grand Street and its adjoining sisters were knee-buckling and […]

On the 30th Anniversary of his Death, Basquiat Gets Tribute from Al Diaz on Great Jones

Yesterday (August 12) marks thirty years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27. To help pay tribute to his fallen compatriot, legendary Lower East Side street scrawler Al Diaz imparted this silhouette and message on the facade of his former studio at 57 Great Jones Street (where he was found). The […]

‘Greens and Grains’ Health Spot Surprises at Former Boss Tweed’s on Essex Street

Boss Tweed’s Saloon is not returning to Essex Street, as reported. Instead, a replacement is not only here, but almost ready to go. Large-print marquee signage installed this month announces Greens and Grains, an untested new health-conscious eatery focusing on “nutritious bowls.” No liquor is served here (at least not yet), and the license associated […]

‘De Maria’ is Done After 2 Years on Kenmare Street [Updated]

De Maria is dead. The chic Kenmare Street cafe closed down last week after little more than two years in business. Word on the street is that staff was allegedly informed that August 12 would be the last day for both De Maria and its basement “events space,” The Lo. An insider also alleges that […]

At the ‘Wild Style’ 35th Anniversary Party [PHOTOS]

Seminal street film, Wild Style, celebrated its 35th anniversary last night with a special fete on the Lower East Side. The reunion-slash-homecoming was part of Summerstage, and took place at the East River bandshell, site of the classic final performance scene in the film. Director Charlie Ahearn was master of ceremonies; DJ Funk Flex is […]