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Chinatown, NYC neighborhood guide

Head to Chinatown, NYC and discover why this nabe is considered not only a foodie destination but a cool place to hang

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Chinatown, NYC

Take a walk in the area south of Broome Street and east of Lafayette—a.k.a. Chinatown, NYC— and you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a different continent. Mott and Grand Streets are lined with stands selling exotic foods such as live eels, square watermelons and hairy rambutans, while Canal Street glistens with some of the best jewelry stores and gift shops. Here you’ll find some of the best restaurants in NYC representing the cuisine of virtually every province of mainland China and Hong Kong, plus Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese eateries and shops. As Chinatown—also notable as NYC's largest Asian community—continues to grow, it merges with neighboring Little Italy and the Lower East Side.

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3 comments
Robert B
Robert B

Some times I wonder why I left New York !

Mark F
Mark F

"Nabe"? Really, trying too hard to be hip, are we?

Lena
Lena

WHERE TO find to BUY QUAIL EGGS IN CHINA TOWN??????????????? LENA