Mr Tang restaurant has been on the corner of Bayard and Mott for nearly a decade. It has always been known to be one of the more popular restaurants. The prices here were a bit higher and the atmosphere a bit fancier than the average Chinatown restaurant.
For many locals, this was a spot where you could have a real dining experience. I've celebrated many special occasions, like birthdays here with family and friends.
The eatery had been known to attract big names like Jackie Chan and Russel Wong. The food here was very delicious.
With the bad economy and rising rents in Chinatown, Mr Teng has closed. The sign that hangs in their window says that they are closed because they have lost their lease.
Us Chinatown locals are now wondering what the space will be next. ..