Shanghai Heping has opened recently on Mott St. at the former site of the Dining Room Management Group and its successor Yong Gi, which actually served some of the more innovative Cantonese food in Chinatown. In any event we have another Shanghai style restaurant two doors up from Shanghai Cafe so there should be no waiting for XLB around there any more. Shanghai Heping has an open XLB kitchen at the very front of the restaurant, and unlike Din Tai Fung, there isn't any glass window separating the public from the xiao long bao making. Unfortunately the restaurant wasn't particularly busy when I went by and the XLB makers were standing there twiddling their thumbs. Shanghai Heping is at 104 Mott St.