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Seeking any info on old Chinese restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn

i know something about the fulton royal and its owner. HIs name was tom chin. he was a close companion of my widowed aunt whose husband was a business associate.i knew him well.he threw a 12th birthday party for me at his resstaurant/nightclub "china d'or" on broadway just off times square. that was 1953.
he at one time owned 13 restaurants.his mother was still in china.he tried many times to get her out but the maoist gov refused.he sent protection money to china regularly.
as i write this i am looking at a beautiful china dish he gave to my aunt.
another aunt worked at the "notions" dept at namm's for decades.

Apr 11, 2014
jimbo72 in Outer Boroughs