I just moved away from Columbus Circle, where I was lucky to have two delicious Chinese restaurants to choose from. Ollie's, if I was in the mood for Cantonese, noodles, etc., and Grand Sichuan Int'l for amazing Sichuan food.
I'm now in Irving Place -- anything close to that quality around? Chinatown is closer now, but still a hike. None of that American-Chinese take-out crap, I'm looking for the "real" stuff, like what mom used to make.