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What's Nearby


Danny Ng's Place,  52 Bowery


Great N.Y. Noodle Town - 28 1/2 Bowery (at Bayard St) is a great pit stop for an inexpensive but delicious meal.


New Malaysia, 46-48 Bowery, is the oldest Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown



Edward Mooney House

At the corner of Bowery and Pell, the oldest townhouse in Manhattan was built in 1785 by Edward Mooney, a butcher, following the Revolutionary War.

It became a tavern in the 1820's, a store and hotel in the early 20th century, then a pool parlor, a restaurant and a Chinese club, and today is a bank. The architecture combines late Georgian and early Federal styles.


Our Chinatown Blog: The Edward Mooney House

Landmark history thanks to: Museum of Chinese in America