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Chinatown, New York City

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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 stayed in Chinatown and it was a nice place. When walking around at night it felt very safe. There are many quirky shops and restaurants too. However sometimes the streets (like NYC in general) can...  more »
  • We hopped off our tour bus at Little Italy and eventually ended up in Chinatown (a street apart). It was very interesting! The two neighborhoods are totally different. Chinatown did have some cheap so...  more »
  • Visited this place with some expectation but Singapore Chine Town was much better than New York for small time shopping. Went round for an hour searching for some cheap shopping but could not succed M...  more »