A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 31, 2019
Chinatown North (East Village, Manhattan)

Eater—New York reported on a new culinary trend in New York City with its article “How the East Village Turned Into NYC’s Hippest Chinese Dining Destination: A surge of stylish new restaurants are serving everything from Yunnan-style rice noodles to Hong Kong-style clay pots” by Jenny G. Zhang on June 28, 2018.

Grub Street, of New York magazine, went further on July 12, 2018, adding a map of the restaurants and a new neighborhood name for the East Village area—“Chinatown North”:

A Guide to the East Village’s Booming ‘Chinatown North’
By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite
The historical hub of Polish pierogi, Ukrainian borscht, Indian vindaloo, and Japanese ramen has recently become an epicenter of Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants, both homegrown and imported — from Flushing and (much) further east. Here, where to find the neighborhood’s newest Yunnanese, Hunanese, and more.


Eater—New York
How the East Village Turned Into NYC’s Hippest Chinese Dining Destination
A surge of stylish new restaurants are serving everything from Yunnan-style rice noodles to Hong Kong-style clay pots

by Jenny G. Zhang@jennygzhang Jun 28, 2018, 2:06pm EDT

Grub Street
JULY 8, 2018
The Underground Gourmet’s Best New Cheap Eats in New York
The best new affordable places to go for patty melts, machaca tacos, Thai fried fish, Malaysian crêpes, loaded fries, cow-heel soup, and much more.

By ROBIN RAISFELD and ROB PATRONITE
(...)
Later in the week, we’ll also introduce you to the new regional-Chinese restaurants that have suddenly appeared in the East Village, a neighborhood we hereby designate Chinatown North. We’ve even drawn you a map.

Grub Street
CHEAP EATS 2018 JULY 12, 2018
A Guide to the East Village’s Booming ‘Chinatown North’
By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite
The historical hub of Polish pierogi, Ukrainian borscht, Indian vindaloo, and Japanese ramen has recently become an epicenter of Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants, both homegrown and imported — from Flushing and (much) further east. Here, where to find the neighborhood’s newest Yunnanese, Hunanese, and more.

Grub Street
RESTAURANT REVIEW JULY 29, 2018
Hunan Slurp Is About Much More Than Noodles
By Adam Platt
(...)
This is especially true down in the East Village, a region that my colleagues at the Underground Gourmet have christened “Chinatown North.” Wander the avenues below East 14th Street and you’ll find Yunnanese rice-noodle restaurants (Little Tong, Dian Kitchen), Taiwanese beef-soup parlors (the Tang, Ho Foods), newfangled “dry pot” and shellfish-boil establishments (Málà Project, Le Sia), and one-stop shops serving a veritable festival of the kind of dumplings, rice pots, and sticky-sweet desserts that are popular on the streets of booming food capitals like Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Culture Trip
Millennials Are Recreating Chinatown in the Lower East Side
Julia Goicochea
Updated: 16 August 2018
In Manhattan’s East Village, a thriving restaurant scene led by Chinese-American millennials is making way for the city’s second Chinatown.
New York City’s 150-year-old Chinatown is being reimagined for a new generation. In the nearby Lower East Side and East Village, at least 30 Chinese and Asian restaurants have popped up within a 15-block radius (from Avenue B to Fourth Avenue between East 4th and East 13th Streets). Many weren’t here even two years ago.

Sources such as Grub Street have already christened the budding area “Chinatown North.” However, the neighborhood is entirely separate from its predecessor.

Twitter
r/AsianAmerican
@RAsianamerican
Feast Meets West podcast talks about ‘Chinatown North’ in the East Village of NY where Chinese restaurants serving regional cuisines in modern settings has recently increased via /r/asianamerican
8:35 AM - 6 Sep 2018

Feast Meets West
September 18, 2018
Episode 54: The Boom of Chinatown North ft. 886 and Hunan Slurp
For the Season 5 premiere of the Feast Meets West podcast, we’re talking about a recent dining phenomenon in the NYC restaurant scene: the Boom of Contemporary Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown North. Eric Sze of 886 (who was our guest on Episode 26), and Chao Wang and Dong Lu of Hunan Slurp join us in the studio to discuss this development as well as their new ventures in Chinatown North!

Never heard of “Chinatown North”? Host Lynda explains that the term has only crept into the scene this summer when the food critics at New York Magazine christened the East Village as such—the neighborhood is becoming flush with Chinese restaurants from many specific regions of China.

Bedford + Bowery
NEWS
Cheese Tea and Durian Pizza Is Coming to the East Village
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
BY DANIEL MAURER
Cheese tea, the Asian sensation that has been on the brink of trending here in the States, is coming to St. Marks Place. If you’re the type that claims to have known about matcha before it was cool, brace for the opening of Mi Tea, the latest import to hit Chinatown North.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Thursday, January 31, 2019 • Permalink