Did you ever wish you could buy an exquisite designer watch, a new leather belt, and a delicious and filling snack for under $75 dollars? For most people, that is a dream that will never become reality. For New Yorkers, or anyone who visits New York, for that matter, this just sounds like a typical Saturday afternoon in New York’s Chinatown.

      Chinatown is one of the most unique neighborhoods in New York due to the fact that it is one of the few neighborhoods that is inhabited, for the most part, by one ethnicity. Unlike most neighborhoods, since the late nineteenth century Chinese people have been, for the most part, the large majority of the inhabitants of Chinatown. In fact, New York’s Chinatown has the largest Chinese population of any region in the western hemisphere. This also means that Chinatown has a very rich history that has not been altered by the immigration of a plethora of other ethnicities.

      You yourself can now explore the many wonders of Chinatown. In this site you can learn about both the past and present Chinatown. We also discuss perceptions of Chinatown, from both outsiders and insiders, so you can see all the different points of view people have of Chinatown. You can take a look at our "Must See Stops" for an extensive view of locations we recommend readers to visit.