I've always been intrigued by the seeming paucity of Chinese food, any style (Canton, Sichuan, Americanized, etc), in the East Village or Alphabet City area - so someone, please, school me on where to go in that neighborhood - it doesn't have to be fancy, I want take out options, anyway. I usually avoid take out counters, but I'm curious about, for instance, the one on Ave A between 5th and 6th, because it actually has a chalkboard with specials, which is against the type of the usual backlit faded out picture menus on the wall, which it also has....
SO. The challenge is set. Anybody got anything? (please don't list Chinatown or Lower East Side options, only north of Delancey/East of 2nd Ave/South of 14th please)