Chinatown - New York City

Chinatown, in Lower Manhattan, is New York City's most famous and largest ethnic neighborhood. Although the Chinese originally immigrated to this area of the city, this neighborhood is now inhabited by a variety of Asian groups.

It is a colorful and vibrant area of the city. Many shops offer bargains on clothing and leather. If you walk down Canal Street in the open markets where you can buy knockoffs of most anything and everything. Most of the Chinese restaurants can be found near Mott St., there are literally hundreds of them. Need a break from the congestion of Chinatown, relax in Columbus Park, or see the Buddhist Temple on Mott Street, which has a collection of over 100 Buddhas.

Did you know that NYC actually has three Chinatown neighborhoods. Visitors willing to explore the city’s other boroughs can take a subway ride to neighborhoods in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, or Flushing, Queens. Both are home to other large Asian populations and offer many commercial strips dotted with dining and shopping options.

All three neighborhoods host events celebrating the Lunar New Year. The holiday this year is officially on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, but several parades and other festivities are planned for the weekend of Feb. 21-22, 2015.  See the  Chinatown Official Website.

For an article with details about all three of New York City's Chinatowns, check out the Concord Monitor's article here.

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Map of this NYC neighborhood location

Our map of Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood includes directions, reviews as well as the location of popular sights and attractions you can find there, including: Buddhist Temple, Museum at Eldridge Street & the Access Theater.

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