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Friday, November 11, 2005

Border of Chinatown and Little Italy

The eastern edge of Little Italy used to be Bowery, but that is no longer the case. With the exception of Capitale, a club/catering hall with an Italian-sounding name,

it's still Chinatown for the next couple of blocks. (Yes, there are Vietnamese and Thai food stores and restaurants in Chinatown.)

The restaurant with the ducks hanging in the window is is OK 218, not unsurprisingly at 218 Grand Street. Peking duck is a specialty.

Capitale is located in the Bowery Bank Building, designed in 1894 by McKim, Mead & White. It is a designated interior and exterior landmark. The address is really 130 Bowery, (note the number in the doorway) but there is a facade on Grand Street, so its inclusion on a Grand Street walk is fully justified.


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