Nick Morgenstern Eyeing Madison Street for ‘Mr. Fong’s’ Chinese Joint
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Nick Morgenstern is pretty much everywhere these days, coming off tons of media buzz for both El Ray on Stanton Street and his newly-minted Morgenstern’s ice cream shop on Rivington. But now he’s headed into seemingly untapped territory for the foodie cult – the Two Bridges neighborhood in Chinatown.
Morgenstern is apparently joining forces with Aisa Shelley (Rucola) and Lucas Moran to open something called “Mr. Fong’s” within earshot of the Manhattan Bridge – 115 Madison Street (corner of Market). According to public records, the new concept focuses on a trendier version of the neighborhood cuisine, namely “Chinese food sourced from local merchants” (of which there are many). Floor area inside the old Hao Ke Chinese Resturant will consist of ten tables with twenty seats, plus a stand-up bar with eight stools.
The Mr. Fong’s crew will appear before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 later this month (June 16) to obtain full liquor privileges at 115 Madison.