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- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8
Once you step into Chinatown, or even when you're around the area, you know you are in Chinatown because of all the Chinese residents/locals and Chinese signs!
Chinatown is not the most modern or glamorous area, but nonetheless, it has some delicious dim sum, authentic chinese restaurants, desserts and pastries, bubble teas, roasted ducks, and hand-pulled noodles to name a few. They also have various street vendors selling fresh fruits and sweet egg pastries. Oh, don't forget to check out the food markets for fresh veggies, fruits, and/or seafood!
On Canal St, it's a shopping street with various fashion items, including counterfeit brand bags, jewelries, perfume, and other clothing.Recommended for:
- ChinatownAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, Chinatown reflects supreme authenticity of the Chinese culture imported from the motherland miles away. Vibrant signs, store and restaurant fronts, and displays fill the streets luring locals and tourists to embrace some of China without a passport.Recommended for:
- ChinatownAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
Definitely fun! I've not traveled yet in Asia to know enough about the authenticity of the meals here, but from what I hear, they're the best on the East Coast. I love being able to wander around the streets that immediately make me feel I am in a totally different place than NYC. It's quite the experience!Recommended for:
- ChinatownAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
For some reason, I just love Chinatowns everywhere I go. They have so much culture and diversity and just reminds me of where I grew up (Taiwan). It's always busy, dirty, and loud in the area, but that's just how Chinatowns are. We came here for some quick bites and also to take the infamous Chinatown bus to Boston. I also almost died trying to run a red light, but that's just the non-jaywalker in me I guess. There are always cool stuff to look at or buy too! And you can't go wrong with most of the Chinese food in the area.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodiesNightlife Lovers
I been to Chinatown area before lots of times. There are many types of different chinese businesses as it own living culture. The chinese food there tastes very good, the best,and it really cheap. Chinese food itself look really traditional and very different than any other chinese food stores that isn't in chinatown. It always busy with people on the streets anytime I passed around this area.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
It a local community located in New York City. As someone who cooks this is the place to see new ingredients and flavors of the far east. Disability Access is limited along with disability parking. Walking couple of the blocks can be hard to do to limited space on sidewalks and curb cuts. Best time is early in the morning to see some of the fresh ingredients that are display about.Recommended for:
really make you feel like you left the city for a bit. If you want to eat their local food ... great. But make sure to check the reviews on Yelp first ... And if you're looking for cheap and nice souvenirs, jewlerie or counterfeits, it's the place to go.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3
Great People Watching!
To watch all of the older folks play mahjong in Columbus Park and visit the big Buddha in Mahayana Temple.
If you a photographer you can make a day of it.
Also the best Dim Sum in the city!Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Despite the constant throng of tourists, New York's Chinatown is one of the largest in the United States on the East Coast. There are many excellent Chinese restaurants here, from dim sum to Shanghainese dumplings.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
Walking around Chinatown is one of my favorite weekend New York City activities. Stopping for a steamed pork bun here, deciphering curios there, it's really one of New York's most interesting neighborhoods.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7
Chinatown is one of NYC's great neighborhoods. Some streets are loaded with great restaurants, some kinda cheesy selling knockoffs, and some streets make you feel like you wandered into a side street in China. My favorite meal to come for here is Dim Sum(little pleasures) on the weekends. They roll around carts full of all different types of Dumplings and little dishes.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
The area is so amazing!! Make a walk through Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown, it's very interesting how the cultures and people are changing from street to street!
You can find many great restaurants in Chinatown, so have a nice dinner after a long exploring day!
(When I was there in Chinatown was a night market where market-people were selling exotic food, fresh fruits, fish and other things..)Recommended for:
- ChinatownCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
New York's Chinatown, home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western hemisphere, is located in downtown Manhattan, bordering the Lower East Side to its east and Little Italy to its north. It's by far one of the most fascinating neighborhoods to explore, offering a multitude of hidden gems of the once Dutch farms occupying the area. For a stroll in Chinatown, expect aggressive vendors selling (mostly) cheap goods, rich fruit stalls and plenty of fishmongers.
My favorite part of Chinatown is entering Columbus Park, which brought back a flood of memories of my time in China. Countless elders playing cards crowd the park, as well as a generous audience enjoying the traditional Chinese opera.
You can also visit the original Chinatown, unto Pell St. One of its side streets is Doyers St, known as the haircut alley for its numerous barbershops and hair stylists. Doyers St is also peculiar given its sharp bend in the middle; early in the century, the bend in the street became known as the Bloody Angle because of numerous shootings among the Tong Gangs of Chinatown that lasted into the 1930s. Also a must see if the Lunar New Year celebrations, which are as authentic and fun as they would be in China.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
Biggest Chinatown in the US. Its gritty but you can easily feel like you've stepped into the back streets of Hong Kong and you'll only be one block from Canal. A must visit.
Very unpleasant in the summer when the heat causes this part of the city to reek.
It was nice to step into another country without a passport. The squares, filled with old Chinese people playing their traditional games, were pretty cool to see! Didn't like it so much as a shopping spot, though. The prices weren't as low as I expected, and every store sells the same stuff!
Chinatown is so cool to visit because of their colorful lights and decorations that you can only see if you travel to China. Is the best next thing to asimilar china, love whenthey have their New year they really celebrate with costumes and dragons ,coloful lights in some kind of red lamps. Is wonderful, and let's not forget the food. Very nice people.