Welcome to Chinatown/Little Italy

A place to wander and discover

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Chinatown/Little Italy

Streets worth exploring

A little about Chinatown/Little Italy

The streets of Chinatown are great for wandering -- there are fabulous stores for buying Asian groceries and goods (which make great souvenirs) and even the sometimes stinky seafood markets are worth a look. When you get hungry, there are many options for delicious, affordable food representing a wide variety of Chinese cuisines, including restaurants specializing in Dim Sum, Cantonese cuisine, congee and seafood.

The history of Chinatown/Little Italy

With one of the densest populations of Chinese immigrants in the western hemisphere, Manhattan's Chinatown is a true New York story, the American Dream in action. The thriving immigrant population gives visitors access to far-flung wares and culinary delights, and to walk these streets is to walk through NYC's past (it's where much of the action in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York took place, though back in the era portrayed in the movie it was known as Five Points). A great starting point is Chatham Square, which is the intersection of eight streets (including major arteries like the Bowery and Mott Street)—a metaphor, perhaps, for the neighborhood's confluence of cultures. History buffs can admire Chatham Square's statue of Lin Zexu, a Qing Dynasty official who led the fight against Britain's illegal importation of opium. But most of us will want to start eating and shopping our way through the busy streets—there's a backstory in every bite.

 

Businesses in Chinatown/Little Italy

Here is a collection of Chinatown/Little Italy businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

La Bella Ferrara

Food/Grocery

Italian bakery and cafe

 

Amici II

Restaurants

The best homemade Italian dishes

 

Casa Bella Italian Ristorante

Restaurants

A mulberry Street destination

 

Great N.Y. Noodle Town

Restaurants

You Think you know but you have no idea,

 

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Restaurants

The first dim sum parlor in Chinatown since 1920

 

Oriental Garden

Restaurants

Best known for our phenomenally fresh seafood

 

Peking Duck House

Restaurants

An experience to remember

 

Alife Rivington Club

Shopping

Latest in stylish sneaker selections

 

Assembly New York

Shopping

over 50 international clothing, jewelry, shoe and accessory labels

 

Dave's Wear House

Shopping

Skateboard and BMX products, outerwear and more

 

Downtown Music Gallery

Shopping

Underground & Avant Jazz, Art Rock/Pop, Contemporary and more

 

Mulberry St Cigar Co

Shopping

Best Hand-rolled Cigars

 

No. 6 Store

Shopping

Boho-chic boutique

 

Posteritati

Shopping

Original theatrical movie posters

 

Project No. 8 Men's

Shopping

An uncanny attention to detail

 

The Frankie Shop

Shopping

Dress for yourself

 

Yunhong Chopsticks Shop

Shopping

Each pair has a story