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Chinatown, New York City
(1.3/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
Bordering the Lower East Side and Little Italy, Chinatown has the largest diaspora of Chinese people in the country. Chinatown Manhattan is one of six Chinatowns in New York City, but its location within the downtown area makes it the most popular. Along the pedestrian walkways, tightly packed storefronts are bursting with colorful wares, from souvenirs to traditional Chinese food. Outside the pedestrian thoroughfares in Chatham Square, you'll find two memorials: one commemorating the Chinese soldiers who fought and died in World War II and the other a statue of Lin Zexu, or Commissioner Lin, who opposed the opium trade. Consider paying a visit to the Museum of Chinese in America to learn more about the Chinese-American experience, and be sure to check out the top of any New York City pay phones that might be left in the neighborhood. In the 1970s the phone booths were capped with pagoda tops. Plan to visit Chinatown and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New York City attractions using our New York City vacation generator.
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  • We were walking around Little Italy and it melds into Chinatown nowadays. We only ate at Eggloo and had the most unique ice cream experience there with a different type of waffle cone. There are many ...  more »
  • Been to Chinatown couple of times as NY locals advised me to get China products easily in this place at a cheap price. Roads are wide & broad just like any NY area, however, it is mostly filled with m...  more »
  • To the get impacts the difference with them others neighborhoods nearby, is messy and something dirty, quite sale ambulatory and walking is something confusing. Wide variety of Asian and of course food products china.
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