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.
Originally known as “Mulberry Bend Park” when it first opened in 1897, Columbus Park is one of the City’s oldest, located in one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Manhattan—the famous “Five Points” historical district.
While this stylishly decorated, minimalist dim-sum restaurant may look different from others in Chinatown, the food is no less delicious, as owners Colette Rossant and Guy Lieu focus on the freshness of their ingredients.
Isan Thai food is the specialty at this austere, modern restaurant that borders SoHo and Little Italy.
This US outpost of the Hong Kong chain store specializes in bulk snacks—like dried yams, plums and other fruits, exotic candies like mango-flavored gummies, “nostalgia” candies like Pop Rocks, Asian candies like White Rabbit, seafood snacks like dried shrimp and shredded squid, and flavored treats like wasabi seaweed.
This expansive museum in Chinatown, which recently reopened in a new location, uses oral histories, video, photographs and written documents to bring to life the experiences of this vibrant immigrant community.
Sing Kee might look like many other restaurants in Chinatown, but it's a step above for skillfully prepared Cantonese dishes and fresh seafood swiftly delivered to white-linen-swathed tables.
It may seem like chaos when you walk into this typically crowded Chinatown dumpling house, but it's organized chaos.
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.
Inspired by the cultural crossroads of its location, 50 Bowery—the first New York outpost for Joie de Vivre Hotels—is a hotel reflective of Chinatown’s evolution.
This no-frills noodle shop serves up fresh, chewy, luscious hand-pulled noodles, in a bath of beef broth, with brisket, oxtail or a variety of other traditional fixings.
This satellite shop from the Flushing, Queens, original focuses on food from China's Shaanxi province.