This just in from the most reliable set of eyes and ears in the west village.  I shutter to think of life without the steam vegetable dumplings and other assortments.  It’s a locals joint.

Big Buddha closed after a bank went in ; now the little engine that could is trying to stay alive.  Save her! The neighborhood is already knee-deep in those french bistros and other little boutique restaurant. Take out must live on; and so must the Buddha.

(tip + image: Abbie Kunath Park)