A Walk Down Chinatown’s Streets
Manhattan’s Chinatown, a downtown neighborhood within a shout of the Manhattan Bridge, thrums with activity during business hours. Produce stands, herbalists, roast-meat specialists, gift shops and endearing hole-in-the-wall restaurants dominate at street level. Chinese-language signage adorns building facades and storefront awnings, adding to the international nature of the area. Its name and character date back to the 19th century, when immigrants settled in a cluster around Pell, Doyers and Mott Streets; the neighborhood has since spread out and, despite the boom of the City’s two other main Chinatowns, remains the one most enticing to visitors. Get a feel for it in our photo gallery.