Tenement Talks – Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos


Eric Ferrara, author of Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side, will be doing a presentation/book signing at The Tenement Museum as part of their Tenement Talks series this evening at 6:30pm (108 Orchard St. in the museum Shop). Eric is also the Executive Director of the Lower East Side History Project and the East Village Visitor Center.
The book traces the steps of "gangster legends like Charles "Lucky"
Luciano, Mery Lansky and "Bugsy Siegel — who all grew up and earned
their criminal stripes on these streets".  You can also take the
walking tour that inspired the book, this Saturday at 2:00pm. (Meet at
308 Bowery btwn E. Houston & Bleecker).

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, 13 Doyers Street.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, 13 Doyers Street.

Cusine: Chinese/Dim Sum
Address: 13 Doyers St./map
Phone: 212-962-6047
Hours:  Daily 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Menu/web site
Reservations: no
Delivery: no

The first dim sum parlor in Chinatown, Nom Wah Tea Parlor opened on Doyers Street more than 90 years ago.  Wally Tang operated the popular restaurant and gathering spot for four decades before his nephew, Wilson Tang, took over in 2010.  Following a major face lift — a faithful restoration of the dining area and modernization of the kitchen — Nom Wah reopened and is busier than ever.  The restaurant now serves beer and liquor and is available for special events and parties. One thing has not changed: Nom Wah Tea Parlor still offers some of the freshest dim sum in Chinatown.  Don’t miss the fried crab claw and the shrimp wrapped in bacon.


Mentions on The Lo-Down

Wilson Tang’s Guide to Doyers Street

Wilson Tang: Don’t Dismiss My Chinese Restaurant Because I Have White Customers

My LES: Wilson Tang