Home to a dense population of Asian immigrants, Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of NYC's most evocative neighborhoods. Walking its busy, narrow streets reveals surprise after surprise: Chatham Square’s statue of Lin Zexu, a Qing dynasty official who led the fight against Britain’s illegal importation of opium; the odd pagoda-style roof and Buddhist temple; and atmospheric Doyers Street, with its basement bars and a speakeasy among them. Come hungry and work your way through the many dim sum palaces, dumpling dens and inexpensive noodle joints.
Feast on soup dumplings, sip tea, purchase herbs, learn about the past and enjoy other dining, shopping and cultural opportunities in Manhattan's Chinatown.
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Spend some time on the beat with a retired NYPD detective or officer, learning the shocking truth behind New York’s organized crime rings, white-collar swindlers and modern scandals. Visit traditional hotbeds of NYC crime like Chinatown, the Lower East Side and a more recent addition to the list of Manhattan’s most notorious neighborhoods: Wall Street. Learn how organized crime helped shape the city from your expert guide. A perfect 2-5-hour tour for anyone interested in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of this legendary American city.
Biking is the perfect way to see lower Manhattan. The area is rich in architectural, historical and cultural beauty. You’ll go from the Lower East Side to Little Italy to Chinatown, the City Hall area and the World Trade Center quickly and easily.
Cruise around downtown Manhattan on a private motorcycle tour to see top New York City attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Freedom Tower, Chinatown, Little Italy, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, and City Hall.
Known today for popular restaurants, shops and tourism, the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown boast some of New York City’s richest history. Take a 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide to discover hidden gems, 19th-century architecture, historical churches, and several locations of the mob and gang violence that plagued these areas of Lower Manhattan for decades. Learn about the hardships that early immigrants faced and how the neighborhoods became what they are today.
Explore the tastes and history of two ethnic NYC neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy. Animated and friendly guides allow their guests to learn these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. The delicious food tastings range from homemade mozzarella to a sit-down dim sum dining experience. One leaves this tour fully satisfied, along with a new found confidence in navigating the neighborhoods with a provided recommendation list in hand. This tour is a must if you're a local or visitor looking to get off-the-beaten path and taste amazing foods.
Explore the "city that never sleeps" aboard this open-top bus sightseeing tour. This tour takes you to Brooklyn for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Enjoy night time views of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Brooklyn Bridge and more.
Be escorted by one of the knowledgeable guides and be taken for a walk through the Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and historic South Street Seaport. Opt for a ferry ticket to see the Statue Liberty, America's most famous national monument, for the complete experience.
New York City's largest Buddhist temple, located at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, contains more than just New York City's largest Buddha—though the 16-foot-tall gold statue, seated on a lotus, is certainly reason enough to make the trip.
Tucked between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges (in a micro-neighborhood sometimes known as Knickerbocker Village or Two Bridges), this community recreation center offers year-round facilities like an indoor volleyball court, Ping-Pong tables, a gymnasium, a computer lab and a kitchen; plus, seasonal facilities like a playground, outdoor basketball and handball courts, an artificial turf field and picnic areas.
This relaxed coffee and tea shop in the heart of Chinatown sets itself apart from the rest of the area’s bubble tea emporiums by maintaining a traditional coffee-house atmosphere, with a large seating area and WiFi, while also offering sandwiches and small snacks.
Beloved Taiwanese tea company Ten Ren runs six retail shops in New York City; this cozy Chinatown outpost features a small tea lounge, where visitors can relax with a leisurely cup of hot or bubble tea (said by many to be among the best in town) before browsing the amazing assortments of teas available to buy in bulk.