at a Glance:
grown from a small ethnic enclave in the late 19th century
to the world's largest Chinatown, this New York neighborhood
is distinctly recognizable from the Chinese lettering
on its shops and restaurants as well as the pagoda roofs
decorating building roofs and phone booths throughout
extending from Broadway on the West, Rutgers and Essex
Streets on the East, Madison and Worth Streets on the
South, and Broome, Grand and Canal Streets on the North,
Chinatown is a walker's paradise offering visitors exotic
sights, sounds and aromas in its restaurants, seafood
shops and grocery stores.
don't miss Deluxe Food Market, 79 Elizabeth St. (between
Grand and Hester Streets) for an eye-popping variety of
both raw and prepared foods, or otherwise roam the streets
for a national tour of national cuisines including Canton,
Hunan and dim sum specialties.
you begin exploring, be sure to pick up a brochure and
map at the information kiosk on Canal Street at Walker
to Chinatown by Train: Take the 6, N, R, Q or W train
to Canal Street; the B or D trains to Grand Street; the
J, M, or Z train to Canal/Centre Street.
to Chinatown by Bus: Several bus lines including the
M9, M15, M103, and B51 traverse the neighborhood.
about Chinatown around the Web:
- Restaurants, hotels, attractions, shopping.
Online - Directory, virtual tour.