We presume that part of the reason you live, and chose to raise your family in New York City is this town’s history and character. And while we at Red Tri NYC HQ don’t think all change is bad, some of our favorite spots around the city are feeling more and more like endangered species. Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (in stores July 25), has been chronicling the demise of classic NYC spots for years. We asked him to round up some top “Vanishing New York” spots for kids and families. Click through to see some of his picks—and catch them while you can!

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Dim-sum joint Nom Wah has been on Chinatown’s Doyers Street for nearly 100 years, and was recently restored by Wilson Tang, nephew of long-time owner Wally Tang. You order your dim sum by checking boxes on a paper menu, and the dishes arrive on rolling metal carts.

13 Doyers St.
Chinatown
212-962-6047
Online: nomwah.com

 

What old New York spot do you hope never goes away? Tell us in the comments!

— Jeremiah Moss and Mimi O’Connor