My good pal, Kerry (“KK”) just reminded me of this long standing Thai staple, Kelley and Ping (the original: 127 Greene Street) which has been serving up good tea, noodles and dumplings in an Asian market atmosphere.  Remember in Great Expectations (night scene) when Ethan Hawke stole Gywnnie (weighing about a buck one) away from her rich boyfriend and they ran into the rain.  Well, that was Kelly and Ping’s. The space is housed in a high ceiling, railroad space bustling at lunch and more chill at night.  Skylights, creaky floors and wood tables.  Don’t forget your chopsticks.

(image: Photo by Carmen Lopez and AJ Wilhelm/NYM)