The Great N.Y. Noodletown has Reopened on the Bowery

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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True to their word, Great N.Y. Noodletown returned to the ranks of the living on Saturday. The Chinatown classic at 28 Bowery – in business for over three decades – had been closed the prior week for a round of renovations. Mainly for ADA compliance, we’re told.

Indeed, some of the purported modifications included making the restaurant wheelchair accessible (removed one step for a ramp), construction of two new unisex restrooms (also wheelchair accessible), and installation of a new air conditioning unit.

N.Y. Noodletown first opened at 28 Bowery in 1981, but didn’t adopt the “Great” prefix until years later. It’s been a Cantonese staple for the ensuing thirty-five years. Anthony Bourdain most famously dined here in a New York City-themed episode of The Layover several years ago.

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