Prosperity Dumpling and I go way back. Three years ago, when I was a bright, cheerful, and overly zealous freshman at NYU I read about the $1 for 5 dumpling places scattered around Chinatown. Being the stingy individual that I was (and still am), I hauled my ass down to Chinatown as soon as possible, lured by the potential of eating out for under $3 a head. I actually went to Vanessa’s Dumpling House first, which is up the street from Prosperity, but found myself returning to the latter more and more as time went on.
I woke up all excited to go the Bronx yesterday morning, specifically to check out a jerk chicken place by Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, after scanning Gothamist’s crime map for fun, the shooting that happened only several hours earlier a few blocks away from the restaurant made me reconsider. I then thought checking out the chicken parm hero at Torrisi Italian Specialities on Mulberry might be fun, but no: the Feast of San Gennaro put a damper on those plans.