New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe has been located on 65 Bayard and has been my neighbor for a number of years. Sunday was their last day and they have closed their gates. Where the restaurant once stood is now another vacant Chinatown store front.
The Shanghai restaurant has been a favorite for spotting big names. Mayor Bloomberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and band members from U2 have been seen here.
Usually restaurant workers can go from finding work from one place to another in the area with ease. In light of the bad economy and the number of closed restaurants, many of these people will be unemployed.
Praying that the economy will turn around and there will be some new life that comes to our community.