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Chinatown, Brooklyn

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Chinatown, Manhattan is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, bordering the Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy to its north, Civic Center to its south, and Tribeca to its west. Chinatown is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. With an estimated population of 90,000 to 100,000 people, Manhattan's Chinatown is also one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of China. The Manhattan Chinatown is one of nine Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City, as well as one of twelve in the New York metropolitan area, which contains the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, enumerating an estimated 819,527 uniracial individuals as of 2014. Historically it was primarily populated by Cantonese speakers. However, in the 1980s-90s, large numbers of Min Dong-speaking immigrants also arrived. As many Min Dong / Fuzhounese and Cantonese speakers now speak Mandarin—the official dialect of Chinese—in addition to their native dialects, this made it more important for Chinatown residents to learn and speak Mandarin.
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  • Get your fill of dim sum, herb and fish vendors, great street veggie vendors with graffitied white vans, plenty of "Year of the *animal*" tchotchkes, festive lights, and nostrils full of smells you di...  more »
  • Those visiting NY, should also see chinatown...se only because it is a glimpse of a completely different company and photogenic, with cheap restaurants and characteristic
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  • I do not recommend going unless it is the first time that these around the city. This Chinatown is also much better than the one in Manhattan. But he still characterized by the large flow of people and the trinkets that can be purchased.
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