China Grill

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If you need further proof that it’s vital to watch where you put your energy and be careful about how you spend each moment, consider the China Grill, which is no more. Sometime between when I started this drawing a few months ago, and I finished it, yesterday, it closed. For more than thirty years it was a bright spot at the base of the fabled CBS Black Rock building, at 60 W. 53rd St. Though it may be gone, the owners are currently running a “China Grill Pop-Up” on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, at its sister restaurant, Asia de Cuba. And, of course, the China Grill lives on here, forever.


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