Elizabeth Street

Tacombi Expands with Forest Hills Taqueria

Posted April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

Popular taco chain, Tacombi, continues its expansion streak this year with another outer-borough location in Queens. A Boogie reader tells us that Tacombi just put up plywood outside a store on Austin Street in Forest Hills. News of its arrival near the Tennis Stadium – the second Queens location behind Long Island City – arrives […]

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Jing Fong Supporters Rally to Reopen, Boycott Landlord’s Other Businesses

Posted March 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

In the wake of Jing Fong closing, pressure mounts against Jonathan Chu, landlord of the former Chinatown eatery, to reopen the dining room. Handbills are now taped to surfaces in the vicinity of 20 Elizabeth Street, announcing a rally today, and calling for a boycott of Chu’s other businesses. As the poster attests, his family […]

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With Dining Room Shuttered, Jing Fong Demolition Already Underway

Posted March 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

Iconic Chinatown banquet hall, Jing Fong, served its last customers Sunday as lines stretched down the block with regulars wanting to have a final Dim Sum lunch there before it closed the dining room. No sooner did service end than interior demolition began. Jing Fong, a neighborhood staple for the last 43 years, folded under the […]

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Jing Fong Waiters Urge Landlord to Reinstate Dining Room

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:07 am

Chinatown shook to its core last weekend upon news that Jing Fong is closing down its massive dining room next week (March 7). The restaurant will continue operating as a ghost kitchen to fulfill orders for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on its patio. They’re reportedly on a month-to-month lease. “With our drastic decline in […]

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Jing Fong Permanently Closes its Chinatown Banquet Hall After 43 Years on Elizabeth Street

Posted February 20, 2021 at 8:21 am

Chinatown locals welcomed the news of iconic Pearl River Mart finding a new home, but another Chinatown mainstay is downsizing in a major way. Late yesterday afternoon, Jing Fong restaurant took the community by surprise with an announcement that its indoor dining floor is permanently closing down March 7. It will, however, continue service from the second-floor […]

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Opening Salvo in Elizabeth Street Garden Lawsuit Against the City

Last modified November 19, 2020 at 8:39 am

City Council voted to redevelop Elizabeth Street Garden in favor of the Haven Green affordable, senior housing mixed-use project last year, but two lawsuits filed prior to that determination are only now circulating the court system. Yesterday, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Debra James heard oral arguments from both legal teams as well as and the city’s […]

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Parisi Bakery Building on Elizabeth Street Listed for $5.99M

Posted October 29, 2020 at 5:07 am

The NoHo building housing Parisi Bakery is up for sale, and the store may not survive. Robert Parisi – building owner and former head baker of the family business – listed 290 Elizabeth Street on the market. He’s seeking $5.99 million for the seven-unit, mixed-use tenement. Parisi purchased the property in 1983 for $200,000, property […]

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The Chic COVID Test in Little Italy that Costs $300

Last modified October 23, 2020 at 8:07 am

In a clash between the Pre-Covid New York CIty and the new, abnormal, meet Rapid Test NYC. This new endeavor brings boutique COVID-19 testing to Little Italy, with its no-wait rapid swab testing at 232 Elizabeth Street. No lines and a posh waiting room await the discerning citizen looking for immediate results. The interior has […]

A ‘Lovely Day’ for Open Restaurant Streets on Elizabeth and Spring Streets

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:06 am

It’s a lovely day for open streets in Little Italy. With a street-closure permit obtained from the Department of Transportation, Elizabeth Street restaurants Lovely Day, Gohan-Ya, and Peasant will be expanding seating further into the roadbed and sidewalk starting this weekend. The trio of local eateries has successfully petitioned the city to close Elizabeth Street […]

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An Open Letter to DOE Proposing Outdoor Classes at Elizabeth Street Garden

Posted July 28, 2020 at 5:02 am

The following open letter to the Department of Education was penned by executive director of the Elizabeth Street Garden, Joseph Reiver. Dear Chancellor Carranza, As the City moves to reopen public schools, Elizabeth Street Garden would like to offer our grounds for outdoor classes.  We understand the complexity of ensuring that children safely receive their […]

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