I saw this fun Fish Kite for sale at Pearl River Mart in Chinatown! Imagine how beautiful it would look flying in the sky!
Finally, there’s bright spot on this dismal end of year season. Pearl River Mart, everyone’s favorite Asian Imports Store, has reopened as a Pop-Up at 395 Broadway. Oh, Happy Day. This space will become the store’s permanent location after a brief shuttering in February 2017 to allow for further construction on the interior.
I made an excited initial visit to the new store and can report that, while it is now much smaller than its previous 30,000 SF, multi-level home, this new space has many of the items you love to peruse, shop for, and give as gifts including ceramics and tableware, tea set, slippers, brocade satin purses and novelty tote bags, trinkets, cosmetics and of course incense and tiny statuary.
This photo was taken from an upstairs loft, looking from the back of the store toward the front, and will give you an idea of the layout.
It is so exciting and comforting to have Pearl River back in business. Welcome Back!
Pearl River Mart is Located at 395 Broadway, Two Blocks Below Canal Street in Tribeca/Chinatown, NYC.
Located on the northwest corner of Allen Street and Division Street in lower Manhattan, here is the Letter Guide for this fantastic Greetings From Chinatown Postcard Mural by artist Victor Ving (AKA DCEVE):
C – Maneki-neko cat
H – Manhattan Bridge
I – Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
N – F train and some trash (of course)
A – Box truck/ tribute to Jade BTM
T – Tsingtao Beer
O – Bootleg Louis Vuitton on Canal St.
W – Fung Wah Bus on fire
N – Nom Wah Dim Sum Parlor
This mural depicting what appears to be the likeness of Union leader and labor organizer Caesar Chavez can be found on a building located on Layette Street between Canal and Howard.
However, despite the close resemblance to Chavez, the group of musicians clearly visible above his head makes me think that this man might actually be a famous musician. Sadly, I could find nothing about this mural on the Google, believe it or not.