Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor Appointed to CB3
The demographic of community boards across Manhattan is skewing younger, according to a press release from the office of Borough President Scott Stringer. Of the eighty-two of the 2012 appointees, half are in their twenties or thirties, including new CB3 member, Wilson Tang.
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Wilson Tang, of course, is the current owner-manager extraordinaire of the ninety-year-old Nom Wah Tea Parlor at 13 Doyers Street. Just over a year ago, he took the reigns of the family business, and has since tastefully modernized (social media, events, etc.) the concept, arguably without hurting the legacy. The days of wanton DOH closures have seemingly subsided.
We reached out to Tang to ask why he decided to joint the advisory board:
I decided to apply because I felt that I can make a difference in Chinatown. After a great year at Nom Wah with so much support from my community, I found it fitting for me to give back.
And here’s the full bio from the email blast:
A new member of Community Board 3, Wilson Tang, a 33 year old native New Yorker is the current owner of Nom Wah Tea Parlor – a 90 year old Chinatown establishment that his family has owned for 37 years. His father began working at Nom Wah in the 1950s when he was 16, became a manager at 20, and bought the restaurant in 1974. Previously, Wilson worked in finance and owned and operated a bakery on the LES for five years.