Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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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Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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Doyers Street Pedestrian Plaza Closes the Angle to Vehicular Traffic for the Next Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Don’t expect to see many cars on Doyers Street for the next month. In the interim, the so-called “Bloody Angle” will be sealed to traffic during daytime hours to allow for temporary public space. A pedestrian plaza. It’s a page out of the local business improvment district playbook. The Chinatown Partnership shipped in the astro-turf, […]

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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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‘Nom Wah Nolita’ Lunch Counter Soft Opens at 10 Kenmare Street

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:08 am

While the eye of consumerism was trained on a three-block stretch of Orchard Street (i.e. Pickle Day), the iconic Nom Wah Tea Parlor quietly opened its new satellite store on Kenmare. For Nom Wah Nolita, the interval from announcement to commencement was barely a week. The new lunch counter is currently in soft launch mode […]

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor Expands with New Nolita Location at 10 Kenmare Street

Last modified September 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

Chinatown great Nom Wah Tea Parlor is expanding again. Only this time, the new restaurant will be just a few blocks to the north. The Doyers Street classic is expected to open a satellite outpost at 10 Kenmare Street (aka 168 Bowery) in the coming months. There isn’t much info out there at the moment, […]

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Residents Demand ‘Chinatown/Little Italy Historical District’ Street Signs, 6 Years After Designation

Posted September 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

Almost six years ago, the National Register of Historic Places designated Chinatown/Little Italy as an “Historical District.” Unlike landmarked neighborhood zones, which typically receive brown signage and are shielded from out-of-context development, the bestowed honor is largely a paper award without protection. As it stands, though, there are no replacement street signs in Chinatown recognizing the […]

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Fung Tu on Orchard Street is Closed Due to a Gas Leak in the Building

Posted July 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

Wilson Tang’s popular Chinese restaurant, Fung Tu, remains temporarily sidelined due to a gas leak in its building at Orchard Street. A sign posted in the window over the weekend announces the closure, and that reopening is likely “several days” from fruition. Unfortunately due to a gas leak, Fung Tu currently has no gas and […]

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Allen Street Issues ‘Greetings from Chinatown’ with New Mural

Posted May 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

That grimey one-story produce warehouse operating from the base of the old Manhattan Railway building (Tay Shing Corp.) now carries an ad mural plugging its Chinatown home. Last week, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (and Tsing Tao beer) together commissioned a colorful billboard on the facade of 1 Allen Street. The paint […]

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