"Chinatown" Chinatown Tip by chewy3326

Chinatown, New York City: 105 reviews and 139 photos

  Mott St, Chinatown
by chewy3326

Chinatown, known to the Chinese as Zhongguocheng or Tangrenjie, is one of the most interesting districts of New York City. New York's Chinatown, as with other American Chinatowns, was created with the arrival of Chinese immigrants, who gathered together and tried to retain their culture. New York's Chinatown is one of the largest in the United States; however, San Francisco's is larger and better, and Vancouver's might be (I've never been to Vancouver). Chinatown used to be the place where you could buy Chinese goods, watch elderly men play Chinese Chess or Go, eat egg custard, or get your fortune told; today, many Chinese supermarkets are springing up around the East Coast, causing many of Chinatown's shops to run out of business. More and more, Chinatown's shops are selling goods aimed at tourists- fake handbags, watches, and clothes. Chinatown should be visited before it looses any more of its charm.

Address: Manhattan, New York City,
Directions: Canal Street stop. From there, proceed by foot through Canal Street and explore the area.
Phone: (212) 346-9288
Website: http://www.explorechinatown.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 4, 2006
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