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Encyclopedia > Chinatown, Manhattan
A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year.
Cooks at a Mott Street restaurant taking a break outside a side entrance on Mosco Street.
Meditation in a Chinatown plaza
Meditation in a Chinatown plaza
Chinatown is home to many groceries.
Chinatown is home to many groceries.

The Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan — a borough of New York City — is an ethnic enclave with a large population of Chinese immigrants, similar to other Chinatown districts in American cities. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1001x888, 436 KB)A Chinese Dragon helps usher in the Chinese New Year (New York City, New York, USA). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1001x888, 436 KB)A Chinese Dragon helps usher in the Chinese New Year (New York City, New York, USA). ... Japanese name Kanji: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quoc Ngu: Lion dance (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements in a lion costume. ... Chinese New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1605x1500, 474 KB)Chinatown cooks enjoying a respite (New York City, New York, USA). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1605x1500, 474 KB)Chinatown cooks enjoying a respite (New York City, New York, USA). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 828 KB)[edit] Summary The author of this image is me, David Shankbone. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 828 KB)[edit] Summary The author of this image is me, David Shankbone. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 566 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 566 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


By the 1980s, it had surpassed San Francisco's Chinatown to become the largest enclave of Chinese immigrants in the Western Hemisphere.[1] An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ...

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Location

Until the 1970s, the traditional borders of Chinatown were:

Within this area, most tourists only see the older center of Chinatown, the intersections of Canal Street with Mott and Mulberry streets; the intersection of Pell and Doyers Streets. New York Citys main Chinatown meets Little Italy at Canal Street. ... Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy. ... The Bowery is a well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other—running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. ... Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco L.E.S. redirects here. ... Worth Street is a bi-directional street in the Manhattan borough of New York City. ...


Currently, the approximate borders of Chinatown, despite its heavy overlap with other neighborhoods like the Lower East Side, are:

  • Delancey Street in the North (bordering the East Village and SoHo sections of NYC)
  • East Broadway in the East (stopping at Rutgers Street)
  • Broadway in the West (encroaching the TriBeCa sections of NYC)
  • Chambers Street in the South (encroaching the City Hall area)

It is an area of approximately one mile in the North-South direction of Manhattan Island by two miles in the East-West direction of the island. Delancey Street is one of the main thoroughfares of Manhattans Lower East Side, running east from the Bowery to connect to the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn. ... Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... Hudson Street in TriBeCa. ...


History

Chinese exclusion period

Faced with increasing discrimination and new laws which prevented participation in many occupations on the West Coast, some Chinese immigrants moved to the East Coast cities in search of employment. Early businesses in these cities included hand laundries and restaurants. Chinatown started on Mott Street, Park, Pell and Doyers streets, east of the notorious Five Points district. By 1870, there was a Chinese population of 200. By the time the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, the population was up to 2,000 residents. By 1900, there were 7,000 Chinese residents, but fewer than 200 Chinese women. A busy scene on Mott Street Mott Street is a narrow but busy thoroughfare that runs in a north-south direction in downtown Manhattan. ... Doyers Street corner facing south east towards Doyers 5, former Chinatown Operahouse Doyers Street in Chinatown, New York is called The Bloody Angle for its violent history. ... Five Points (or The Five Points) was a notorious slum centered on the intersection of Worth St. ... The first page of the Chinese Exclusion Act. ...


The early days of Chinatown were dominated by Chinese "tongs" (now sometimes rendered neutrally as "associations"), which were a mixture of clan associations, landsman's associations, political alliances (Kuomintang vs Communist Party of China) and (more secretly) crime syndicates. The associations started to give protection from harassment due to anti-Chinese racism. Each of these associations was aligned with a street gang. The associations were a source of assistance to new immigrants - giving out loans, aiding in starting business, and so forth. A Tong is a Chinese criminal organization, from the Cantonese word 堂. While the literal definition is a place where extended family meet (廟堂), it usually means a clandestine Chinese secret society Some of the first Tongs formed in the second half of the 19th century among the earliest immigrant Chinese American... The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China, now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China, a position guaranteed by the countrys constitution. ...


The associations formed a governing body named the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (中華公所). Though this body was meant to foster relations between the Tongs, open warfare periodically flared between the On Leong (安良) and Hip Sing (協勝) tongs. Much of the Chinese gang warfare took place on Doyers street. Gangs like the Ghost Shadows (鬼影) and Flying Dragons (飛龍) were prevalent until the 1980s. The Chinese Six Companies (Chinese:六大公司) or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華公所) or Chong Wa Benevolent Association (Chinese:中華會館) is a historical Chinese Association established in various parts of the United States with large populations of Chinese. ... For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ... The Ghost Shadows (鬼影幫) are a Chinese-American gang that ruled New York Citys Chinatown from the late 1980s through the early 1990s. ... Created in the Eastern province of China in the 1800s, the Flying Dragons has its tentacles in Canada, North America and in Sydney Australia. ...


The only park in Chinatown, Columbus Park, was built on what was once the center of the infamous Five Points neighborhood of New York. During the 19th century, this was the most dangerous slum area of immigrant New York (as portrayed in the movie Gangs of New York). Five Points (or The Five Points) was a notorious slum centered on the intersection of Worth St. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ...


Post-immigration reform

In the years after the United States enacted the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, allowing many more immigrants from Asia into the country, the population of Chinatown exploded. Geographically, much of the growth was to neighborhoods to the north. The Immigration and Nationality Act amendments of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act, INS Act of 1965, Pub. ...


In the 1970s, Little Italy was absorbed. The only true remaining remnant of that ethnic enclave is Mulberry Street north of Canal, and the extent of the "neighborhood" is a number of Italian restaurants which cater mostly to tourists. The section known as NoLIta is starting to be filled with Chinese residents as well, at least the Southern portion of it. Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy. ... Canal and Mulberry, where Chinatown meets Little Italy. ... Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta (North of Little Italy), is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ...


In the 1990s, Chinese people began to move into some parts of the western Lower East Side, which 50 years earlier was populated by Eastern European Jews and 20 years earlier was occupied by Hispanics. There are today only a few remnants of Jewish heritage left on the Lower East Side, such as the famous Katz's Deli and a number of synagogues and other old religious establishments. Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco L.E.S. redirects here. ... Katzs Deli on a Sunday evening Front window at Katzs Katzs Deli is a Jewish delicatessen on the Lower East Side of New York City, located at 205 E. Houston Street, on the south-west corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets, in Manhattan. ...


Chinatown was greatly affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks. Being so physically close to Ground Zero, tourism and business has been very slow to return to the area. Part of the reason was the New York City Police Department closure of Park Row - one of two major roads linking the Financial Center with Chinatown. A lawsuit is pending before the State Superior Court regarding this action. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Ground zero is the exact location on the ground where any explosion occurs. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) was created in 1845 and currently is the largest municipal police force in the world with primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Park Row, circa 1900 Park Row is a street located in Lower Manhattan; during the late 1800s, it was nicknamed Newspaper Row due to most of New York Citys Newspapers located on the street. ...


Currently, the raising prices of Manhattan real estate and rents are also affecting Chinatown and it seems that the neighborhood is shrinking to its original borders. New and poorer immigrants cannot afford their rents and a process of relocation to the Queen's Chinatown has started, many apartments particularly in the Lower East Side and Little Italy that used to be home for new chinese immigrants are being bought and renovated by Americans and/or wealthy Chinese-Americans.


Economy

A shop selling traditional herbal medicines.
A shop selling traditional herbal medicines.

Much of Chinatown works in an underground economy, where wages are below the mandated minimum wage and transactions are done in cash to avoid paying taxes. This underground economy is responsible for employment of large numbers of new immigrants who lacked the language skills to seek better jobs. This system attracted the garment industry to use large-scale sweatshops in the Chinatown area. Tourism and restaurants are also major industries. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 593 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 593 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This box:      The underground economy or shadow economy consists of all commerce that is not taxed. ... Sweatshop is a pejorative term used to describe a manufacturing facility where working conditions fall short of contemporary human-rights standards. ...


Chinese green groceries and fish mongers are clustered around Mulberry Street, Canal Street (by Baxter Street) and all along East Broadway (especially by Catherine Street). The Chinese jewelry shop district is on Canal Street between Mott and Bowery. Due to the high savings rate among Chinese, there are many Asian and American banks in the neighborhood. Canal Street, west of Broadway (especially on the North side), is filled with Chinese street vendors selling imitation perfumes, watches, and hand-bags. This section of Canal Street was previously the home of warehouse stores selling surplus/salvage electronics and hardware. New York Citys main Chinatown meets Little Italy at Canal Street. ... East Broadway is a two-way east-west street in the Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ...


Besides the more than 200 Chinese restaurants in the area for employment, there are still some factories. The proximity of the fashion industry has kept some garment work in the local area though most of the garment industry has moved to China. The local garment industry now concentrates on quick production in small volumes and piece-work (paid by the piece) which is generally done at the worker's home. Much of the population growth is due to immigration. As previous generations of immigrants gain language and education skills, they tend to move to better housing and job prospects that are available in the suburbs and outer boroughs of New York.


Demographics

Another view of Chinatown.
Another view of Chinatown.

Unlike most other urban Chinatowns, Manhattan's Chinatown is both a residential area as well as commercial area. Most population estimates are in the range of 150,000 to 250,000 residents (some estimates go as high as 350,000 residents). It is difficult to get an exact count, as neighborhood participation in the U.S. Census is thought to be low due to language barriers, as well as large-scale illegal immigration. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 569 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatown, Manhattan User... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 569 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chinatown, Manhattan User... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...


Until the 1960s, the majority of the Chinese population in Chinatown emigrated from Guangdong province and Hong Kong, thus they were native speakers of Cantonese, especially the Guangzhou and Taishan dialects. A minority of Hakka was also represented. Mandarin was rarely spoken by residents even well into the 1980s. Most recent immigrants are from Mainland China, and hence speak Mandarin, the official spoken language of China. A significant portion are from Fuzhou, Fujian province, so they are native speakers of the Fuzhou dialect of Min. Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... Taishanese or Hoisanese (台山話: hoi6 saan3 waa2, Cantonese: toi4 saan1 waa2), or Siyi (四邑; after the area of the same name), is a Chinese dialect (or group of very similar dialects) spoken in and around Taishan, a coastal county of the Guangdong province, located southwest of Guangzhou. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; BUC: Hók-ciÅ­; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the capital and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian (福建) province, Peoples Republic of China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Alternative Chinese name Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Fuzhou dialect (福州話), also known as Foochow, Foochow dialect, Fuzhouhua or Foochowese, is considered the standard dialect of Min Dong, which is a branch of Chinese mainly spoken in the eastern part of Fujian Province. ... Min (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; POJ: Bân hong-giân; BUC: Mìng huŏng-ngiòng) is a general term for a group of dialects of the Chinese language spoken in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian as well as by migrants from this province in Guangdong (around Chaozhou-Swatou...


Buildings

The Confucius Plaza 44-story subsidized housing cooperative, above typical Chinatown housing stock.
The Confucius Plaza 44-story subsidized housing cooperative, above typical Chinatown housing stock.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1500, 290 KB) Summary 44-story tower of Confucius Plaza, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Licensing Copycenter The way it was characterized politically, you had copyright, which is what the big companies use to lock everything up; you... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1500, 290 KB) Summary 44-story tower of Confucius Plaza, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Licensing Copycenter The way it was characterized politically, you had copyright, which is what the big companies use to lock everything up; you... Confucius Plaza tower in Chinatown, Manhattan Confucius Plaza Apartments is a limited-equity housing cooperative in Chinatown, Manhattan. ... Section 8 is an American sponsored public housing program divided into two programs, tenant-based and project-based. ... A housing co-operative is a legal entity, usually a corporation, that owns real estate, one or more residential buildings. ...

Housing

The housing stock of Chinatown is still mostly composed of cramped tenement buildings, some of which are over 100 years old. It is still common in such buildings to have bathrooms in the hallways, to be shared among multiple apartments. Categories: Stub | House types ...


A gigantic federally subsidized housing project, named Confucius Plaza was completed on the corner of Bowery and Division streets in 1976. This 44-story residential tower block gave much needed new housing stock to thousands of residents. The building also housed a new public grade school, P.S. 124 (or Yung Wing Elementary). Since new housing is normally non-existent in Chinatown, many apartments in the building were acquired by wealthy individuals through under-the-table dealings, even though the building was built as affordable housing. Section 8 is an American sponsored public housing program divided into two programs, tenant-based and project-based. ... The Bowery is a very well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other — running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Affordable housing is a dwelling where the total housing costs are affordable to those living in that housing unit. ...


Landmarks

For much of Chinatown's history, there were few unique architectural features to announce to visitors that they had arrived in the neighborhood (other than the language of the shop signs). In 1962, at Chatham Square the Kam Lau memorial archway was erected in memorial of the Chinese-Americans who died in World War II. This memorial, which bears calligraphy by the great Yu Youren 于右任 (1879—1964), is mostly ignored by the residents due to its poor location on a busy car thoroughfare with little pedestrian traffic. A statue of Lin Zexu, a Fuzhou-based Chinese official who opposed the opium trade, is also located at the square; it faces uptown along East Broadway, now home to the bustling Fuzhou neighborhood and known locally as Fuzhou Street (Fúzhóu jiē 福州街). In the 1970s, New York Telephone, then the local phone company started capping the street phone booths with pagoda-like decorations. In 1976, the statue of Confucius in front of Confucius Plaza became a common meeting place. In the 1980s, banks which opened new branches and others which were renovating started to use Chinese traditional styles for their building facades. Statue of Lin Tse-hsu Chatham Square or Kimlau Square in Manhattan is on the southern side of Chinatown, at the confluence of seven streets, Bowery, East Broadway, St. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Youren Yu (于右任), a notable member of Kuomintang, was the first president of Shanghai University (上海大学) in 1920s. ... Lin Zexu Lin Zexu (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (August 30, 1785 - November 22, 1850) was a Chinese scholar and official during the Qing dynasty. ... The New York Telephone Company (NYTel) was organized in 1896, taking over the New York City operations of the American Bell Telephone Company. ... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia This article is about the building style. ... Confucius (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kung-fu-tzu), lit. ...


Satellite Chinatowns

Other New York City area Chinese communities have been settled over the years, including that of Flushing in Queens, which in recent years has actually surpassed the community in Lower Manhattan. Another community is located in Sunset Park in Brooklyn, particularly along 8th Avenue from 40th to 65th Streets. New York's newest Chinatown has recently sprung up on Avenue U in the Homecrest section of Brooklyn. Outside of New York City proper, a growing suburban Chinatown is developing in Edison, New Jersey, which lies 30 miles to the southwest. Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... This article is about the New York City borough. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Homecrest is a neighborhood situated in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The Edison Memorial Tower, one of Edison Townships notable landmarks. ...


While the composition of these satellite Chinatowns is as varied as the original, the political turmoils in the Manhattan Chinatown (Tongs vs. Taiwan loyalist vs. Communist China loyalist vs. Americanized) has led to some factionalization in the other satellites. The Flushing Chinatown, for example, was spearheaded by many Chinese fleeing the Communist retaking of Hong Kong in 1997 as well as Taiwanese who used their considerable capital to buy out land from the former Mormon residents. The Brooklyn Chinatown located in Sunset Park however, is mostly immigrant and populated by both Cantonese and Fukienese newcomers to America. More culturally assimilated Chinese have moved outside these neighborhoods into more white or Hispanic neighborhoods in the city while others move to the suburbs outright. Tongs used for cooking or serving food Tongs are gripping and lifting tools, of which there are many forms adapted to their specific use. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... This article is about the history and usage of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... Cantonese people (Traditional Chinese: 廣東人; Simplified Chinese: 广东人; Pinyin: GuÇŽngdōng rén; Jyutping: gwong2 dung1 yan4), broadly speaking, are persons originating from the present-day Guangdong province in southern China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


See also

Shuang Wen School, a public school in New York City also known as P.S. 184M, is a popular elementary school, possibly because it recently ranked number 3 out of 1200 schools in test results. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article surveys individual Chinatowns in North America. ...

References

  1. ^ Chinatown: A World of Dining, Shopping, and History, NYC & Company, accessed April 27, 2007. "No visit to New York City is complete without exploring the sights, cuisines, history, and shops of the biggest Chinatown in the United States. The largest concentration of Chinese people -- 150,000 -- in the Western Hemisphere are in a two-square-mile area in downtown Manhattan that's loosely bounded by Lafayette, Worth, and Grand streets and East Broadway."

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Chinatown is highly decorated for special occasions, here for Chinese New Year 2004. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Beach Street gate into Bostons Chinatown. ... The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois. ... There are two Chinatowns in Houston, Texas. ... The Chinatown of Las Vegas, Nevada (Chinese: 拉斯維加斯中國城 (pinyin: LāsÄ«wéijiāsÄ« Zhōngguóchéng) is a series of large shopping centers with ethnic Chinese and other pan-Asian businesses on Spring Mountain Road, with the original called Chinatown Plaza. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Legendary Palace restaurant at the corner of Franklin and 7th st in Oakland. ... Oklahoma Citys Asia District is the centre of Asian culture and International cuisine and commerce for the state of Oklahoma. ... Chinese Friendship Arch, 10th and Arch Streets. ... Union Station. ... An intersection of Chinatown in San Francisco. ... The International District of Seattle, Washington (also known as Chinatown) has been called the only place in the continental United States where Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans, and other Asian Americans live in one neighborhood. ... Map of Washington, D.C., with Chinatown highlighted in red Chinatowns Friendship Archway, as seen looking west on H St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Quan Am Pagoda, a famous Chinese temple in Cholon Cholon (Vietnamese: quoc ngu ; chu nom ) is the name of the Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon), the largest such Chinatown district in Vietnam. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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It's Chinatown Manhattan Chinatown where the food, to my mouth at least, is as good as or better than it's ever been.
Chinatown's star shone brightest in the 1970's and 80's, when New York City's love affair with Chinese food was at its height.
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The Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan a borough of New York City — is an ethnic enclave with a large population of Chinese immigrants, similar to other Chinatown districts in American cities.
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