2. Joel’s New Club

Mei in Joel's Chinatown club in the Marvelous Mrs. MaislePhoto courtesy Amazon Studios

Joel’s father gives him a tip for a potential club spot, but fails to mention that it’s in Chinatown. Joel and Mrs. Moskowitz head to 227 Bayard Street, an address that doesn’t exist in real life because the Bayard Street gets cut off due to the courthouses downtown. The basement space, replete with Chinese decor as one would see in the movies, is a set, since Chinese restaurants never look like this in real life (as so well demonstrated by Scouting NY back in 2013).

Joel takes it and on a second visit, discovers a door next to the stage that leads down to a gambling den. He then meets a woman named Mei….