Nab Your Piece of the Old Lucky Cheng’s

Pretty lanterns!
Pretty lanterns! Photo: Younga Park

Now that East Village bachelorette-party central Lucky Cheng’s has taken the party bus up to Times Square, many of the old bar and restaurant’s artifacts are up for grabs. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York points us in the direction of some beat-up woks and an unsinkable “tiki canoe,” while also filling in the backstory of the property at 24 First Avenue, which once was a sex club and was littered with “huge rubber dildos” by the time Hayne Suthon bought the building in 1986 for $2.9 million. The owners of Acme and Indochine are teaming up to open an Asian restaurant and lounge in the corner space. [JVNY, Earlier]