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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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  • Despite many unadvisable from visiting neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy, because considered ' minor ', me during my first trip to NY I was there. China Town is a very lively and colourful city, obviously populated mostly by cinesi.la area is full of souvenir shops and restaurants. Recommend a visit.
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  • Let us in chinatown at the end of the route of contrasts, we visit it by all the streets and change is incredible... suddenly it seems you're in another world... It is close to little italy and took the opportunity to eat there
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  • We enjoyed walking through Chinatown plenty of Restaurants, the cooking smells were good, the unusual displays in the Chinese Medicine Shop,we bought fried dumplings from a shop that we were told were...  more »

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