This part of Chinatown served as a set for the upcoming film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" last Friday night. Lanterns and extra banners with Chinese characters were strung up over Doyers Street. The popular Nom Wah Tea Parlor, in particular was also used for the filming of the movie sequel. Based on the Marvel comic book character and directed by Marc Webb, the movie will star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, and is due to be released in April next year.
Nom Wah is the first dim sum parlor in Chinatown since 1920. In pop culture, Nom Wah has appeared in numerous movies and television shows including "Reversal of Fortune," "Premium Rush," "All Good Things, Quid Pro Quo", "Third Rock," "Law and Order" and "Smash."