22 Orchard Street

Pandemic Block Party Thrown by ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Angers Orchard Street Neighbors

Last modified June 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm

Now a week into Phase 2 reopening, and on the precipice of Phase 3, it would appear much of the local populace is back to normal habit. Just look to this past weekend on Orchard Street just north of Canal, where block parties reigned uninterrupted. Boys Don’t Cry pulled together a Friday evening soirée, with […]

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Scarr’s Pizza Reopens Today for Pickup and Delivery

Posted May 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

On the sidelines for two months, Scarr’s Pizza reopens on the Lower East Side today. The popular Orchard Street pizzeria had shuttered in mid-March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic seized control of the city. Customers can order only for pickup or delivery (via Caviar); no slices. Still no word on how this extended closure ultimately […]

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Scarr’s Pizza and Speedy Romeo Temporarily Shutter Amidst COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two popular Lower East Side pizzerias are shutting down for the time being, while the city continues to reel from the COVID-19 outbreak. Scarr’s Pizza announced last Friday that the Orchard Street pizza parlor is down for the duration. Speedy Romeo delivered the news on Sunday, also via Instagram, that the Clinton Street restaurant was […]

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Scarr’s Pizza is Planning a Second Location at a Midtown Food Hall

Posted February 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

Out of nowhere, news that Scarr’s Pizza is expanding to include a second city location this spring. Eater had the scoop yesterday, citing the website of the architecture firm Le Whit, which lists the pizzeria as client. The new location is similarly small – 250 square-feet, but “reiterating the restaurant’s current branding” with its “retro […]

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Nom Wah Tu Suddenly Shutters After Less than 6 Months on Orchard Street

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

Nom Wah Tu, the smaller Orchard Street outpost of the original, shut down suddenly last Saturday. Restaurant co-owner Wilson Tang confirmed the closure in an email, but provided no further comment. The business was one week shy of its six-month anniversary. As previously reported, Tang and his partner Jonathan Wu pulled the plug on Fung […]

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Dine and Dasher Caught on Camera at Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted October 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Nom Wah Tu just debuted on Orchard Street and it’s already attracting some of the wrong customers. Ownership yesterday posted surveillance video of “dine and dashers” at the restaurant. “If you know these punks, let them know they can come back and pay for their meal anytime, the Instagram entry reads. They also warned fellow […]

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‘Nom Wah Tu’ is Now Serving Dim Sum on Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

Not three weeks after Fung Tu called it quits, Wilson Tang’s Nom Wah replacement is ready to go. Nom Wah Tu, as it’s known, opened at 22 Orchard Street yesterday afternoon. As reported, Tang and his partner Jonathan Wu revamped the space to create a more “approachable” establishment that fits the neighborhood and imbues elements of […]

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Fung Tu Shutters Tonight Ahead of Transition to ‘Nom Wah Tu’

Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:13 am

Today is your last chance to dine at Fung Tu. The four-year-old Chinese-American eatery at 22 Orchard Street closes after service tonight. It will pivot to something different, yet altogether familiar. As previously reported, co-founders Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu will keep the space, and create another offshoot of the Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Nom Wah […]

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Fung Tu will Close Next Month to Make Way for ‘Nom Wah Tu’ Expansion

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Fung Tu has a month to live. The Chinese-American restaurant will bow out on August 31 after just under four years at 22 Orchard Street. Despite several changes on the ground – both in menu and aesthetics – the team decided a “much larger change was needed.” So co-founders Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu will […]

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Street Artist Duo Sheryo & Yok Stop Impart Mural onto Fung Tu

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Three-year-old Chinese-American restaurant, Fung Tu, recently tapped the street artist duo Sheryo & Yok to spray paint the premises for some added crab-themed flare. This front-of-house mural is the result. Fung Tu (meaning, “hometown flavor”) is throwing a shindig tonight at 22 Orchard Street to celebrate the new artwork. Stop by between 5pm and 7pm, if […]

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