Experience the Far East side of New York City by visiting Chinatown. This suburb of the city has been inhabited by the Chinese for over a century. The immigration started in the 1850‘s and 1860‘s when word arrived to China about the gold that was discovered in California. So that initiated a migration of which some stayed and adopted this city as their new home.
Thus the lower east side of Manhattan became the largest Chinese populated area in the West. The population is estimated to be more than 100,000. Soon Canal Street saw the start of many businesses that spilled out onto the sidewalk. And nothing is more unique than the unusual food and the remedies. And your bargaining skills are essential. Chinese restaurants opened to show the world a new way of eating that now is common place. New Year celebrations and parades with a colorful dragon are no longer the exception, but the rule.
Location: Canal St. to Bayard St. and Broadway to Bowery, New York