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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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  • Da visitare perchè è una parte di new york, parte della storia e della cultura. Però abbastanza poco curata e a volte sporca. Mi è stato consigliato, cosa che ho fatto di recarmi qui per acquistare so...  more »
  • Whether seasoned new yorker or in town for vacation. Chinatown offers a little bit for everyone. Cheap souvenirs, great food (dumplings!!!!!!) and drinks and just a nice overall walk through the neigh...  more »
  • We actually stayed in Chinatown on this visit to NYC, which seemed a bit unusual at first, even though we live in Bangkok. It seemed nice there though, casual, of course with lots of Chinese food opti...  more »