34: Lucky Garden Restaurant was once
the import-export business of Wong He Cong, described
by the New York Herald as ''the foremost
wholesale dealer of tea and rice in New York.''
26-28: Hay Won Loy Restaurant
26: Mee Sum Coffee Shop
24: World of Vegetarian; Northern Village Seafood;
Chinese Musical Theatrical Association of NY
22: Chinese Womens Benevolent Association
20: Amy's Hair Salon, bargain
Hip Sing Tong HQ
16: The ''United in Victory''
association, the first major secret
society in Chinatown with Pell and Doyers
streets as its turf, has been based here
for decades. In 1898, roughtly 12 percent
of Chinatown's residents were said to be
members. A war started with the
rival On Leong tong when they tried to
storm this building on October 7, 1924;
by the time things settled down, 70 people
were supposedly dead.
Unique Fast Food is on the ground floor.
14: Creative Design Hair and Beauty Salon
12A: 12A Styling House
12: This was the address of
the Chinatown Music Hall, the first Chinese
theater in the Eastern U.S., which later became
The Pelham, a saloon where
got his start as a singing waiter. It was also
an opium den; Yee Toy, the Hip Sing member
(nicknamed ''Girl Face'')
who killed Sing Dock, lived at this address and was
assassinated on the street here in 1912.
Today, the disco-like Lee Lee Beauty and Hair offers
''Japanese straightening'' here.
10: This building served as the
Hip Sings' original headquarters when they
came to New York in the 1890s. It was also
an opium den. Until recently it was home to the
Ten Pell Street Restaurant.