Jing Fong Restaurant

Jing Fong Workers Protest Dining Room Closure and Rumored Shutdown

Posted March 4, 2021 at 5:09 am

Despite the brisk weather, several dozen union members and Jing Fong employees rallied Tuesday morning in front of the East West Bank on Centre Street to save save the iconic dim sum restaurant. Advocates called on the Chu family, which owns the Elizabeth Street property (and the aforementioned bank), to stop killing Chinatown and to keep […]

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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Chinatown Restaurants Struggling in the Time of COVID-19

Last modified March 13, 2020 at 6:23 am

Chinatown businesses have taken a direct hit as a result of fear and xenophobia due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, even though there are no confirmed cases in the community. Four large-scale restaurants have announced temporary closings in order to survive the pandemic, which has scared away tourists and locals from Chinatown and large gathering […]

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Chinatown Favorite Jing Fong’s UWS Dim Sum Spot Opens Today 

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

Jing Fong, the enormous Cantonese banquet hall in Chinatown, now has a new uptown sibling. Ownership announced over the weekend that the Upper West Side dim sum spot, in the works for several months, is set to (soft) launch today. The slimmed-down version of same is about an eighth the size of the Elizabeth Street […]

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Rumor: 50 Bowery Owner Alex Chu will Raze Jing Fong Restaurant for Hotel Extension

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

​This would be a game-changer, if proven true. Rumor has it that the Chinatown Arcade on the Bowery, south of Canal Street, is in the opening stages of re-development. The recent departures of Sunshine 27 and A-Wah we reported last week are but the beginning. Pawns in the proverbial chess game being played by neighborhood […]

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2 Restaurants in the Jing Fong Complex on the Bowery are Kaput

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​With passage of the new year came some restaurant house-cleaning down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Two relative longtimers in the “Arcade” at 46 Bowery were removed from the premises. Dim-sum cuisine has been sold continuously at 46 Bowery since 1972. It was the venerable HSF that carried the torch for decades, but ultimately faded […]

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