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New York Chinatown


January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under New York 纽约

New York Chinatown is within Manhattan, which is one of the five boroughs that make up the entire city as a whole. The New York Chinatown district, in existence for nearly 170 years when immigrates were first starting to settle in the area, has one of the highest concentrations of Chinese people in the western hemisphere. The East coast was a common place for immigrants to settle since during these times. when the western states were creating laws to prevent immigrants from settling out west to compete during the gold rush.

Since the 1800s many laws such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 allowed many more Asian immigrants into the United States. With this new surge of Asian immigration to the area New York Chinatown exploded in growth to become the thriving community it is today. If you are looking to buy some fresh groceries you will want to check out all of the green grocers that are all bunched together in the Mulberry Street, Mott Street and Canal Street area. Many tourists will enjoy the New York Chinatown jewelry store district which can be found on Canal Street. You will be able to find any kind of Chinese jewelry you can think of, anything from rings and necklaces, to the latest fashion trends in bracelets and charms.

Culture and Shopping
The Chinese culture has long promoted individuals and families to save their extra income, going hand in hand with this ideology comes the several Asian banks in the area. The North side West of Broadway you will find the area filled with street vendors selling brand-name knockoffs of all kinds, including designer handbags, clothing, watches and perfumes. If you are looking to save some money and do not mind wearing or using an imitation product this area may become your favourite.

If you are a tourist who is only in the area for a single day you can take one of the tours offered by companies in the area, two of the most popular are NYC Chinatown Tours and Big Onion. There are more than 200 different Chinese restaurants in the area where you will be sure to find near any dish you are seeking out. Give New York Chinatown a visit if you are in the area. It is certainly worth the time.

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