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Chinatown, Brooklyn

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1.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • The area is quite interesting due to the architecture and Asian culture. You can find many fruits and food products from Asia that will not see in any other part of New York. It is also likely that there is one of the most popular places to find counterfeit products from China. Be careful with rats in the streets.
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  • I was looking forward to trying here because the ratings were quite good. We ordered the $9 lunch special and some appetisers. The dumplings were good but lukewarm. The Thai fried rice was so dry and ...  read more »
  • Drug dealers on every corner, prostitutes, vendors harassing, in short, a real nightmare in a dirty and degraded
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