Thursday, April 30, 2009


My friend came in with this cartoon turd mouse pad. She was ecstatic that she got it. (Keep in mind we are in our late 20's.)

This character is actually quite popular. I went to check it out at Elizabeth Center (E.C.). They have a whole section devoted to cartoon turd!

So they have everything from turd mousepads to turd photo holders.
Turd is the new craze!

Shop located at the lower level of Elizabeth Center (located between Bayard and Mott Streets)


Sunshine 27 had it's grand opening a couple of weeks ago. Lines to get into this new venue have been very long.

I'm dying to try it out. Seafood is their speciality. In Chinatown live seafood is a real delicacy. Many choose swimming fish from tanks or live lobsters. In merely minutes, they are cooked and served.

If you check it out before I do, email me!

Sunshine 27, 46 Bowery (btw Bayard and Canal)


I had been dying to try this new place for the last few months. I've always found their sign to be very attractive and appealing. It is one of the newest places on the historic Doyers street which was part of the old Five Points.

Tasty hand pulled noodles Inc. is indeed very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't particularly in the mood for noodles but fell in love with my dish instantly. It was love at first bite....

I recommend the duck with the hand pulled noodles in soup. That's my favorite. I also really liked the seafood with the hand pulled noodles.

All their noodles are made fresh in house. It's hard to believe given the small size of the restaurant. The store front makes it look so much bigger than it really is. I guess that makes it all the more special.

I found their staff to also be particularly friendly.

The corner of Bowery and Doyers Streets

I love Chinatown because there are just so many restaurants. It feels like you never walk down the same street twice.

My friend introduced me to this Vietnamese restaurant that I had never been to before. New Tu Do has the traditional Vietnamese menu. The food is very fresh and the restaurant is very spacious.

My favorites are the lemon grass chicken and the summer rolls. The Vietnamese coffee is always a treat. It is follows through a coffee sieve and is mixed with condense milk. Super yummy!

Again like most of the restaurants in Chinatown, the food is extremely affordable. It is questionably cheaper to eat out than it is to cook at home. Great food is still a reality here in this bad economy.

102 Bowery New York, N.Y. 10013

Monday, April 13, 2009

GCCA Yard Sale

Right now until the 17th the Greater Chinatown Community Association is collecting new or gently used items for its yard sale. It's a great way to sneak in a last minute tax deduction. Donating old items also makes me one to fill my closets with something new.

In NYC, the terms vintage and consignment is very in. I'm sure that there will be lots of hidden treasures sold at this event. All the proceeds also benefit the GCCA which works for bettering the Chinatown community.

The event will take place on April 18th from 9am-3pm. It will be held in the Transfiguration Courtyard across from the GCCA. (105 Mosco Street)

Attend with friends for a fun afternoon of bargain shopping! Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 03, 2009


The kids at CPC Division street have been redesigning our banner and awning. Today marks the end of their final design! The CPCers of course had to party with ice cream to celebrate!

I was blown away by the creativity of these elementary schoolers. When they grow up, I may one day be out of a job!

We should be celebrating our "sign make over" the first week in May! Stay tuned!