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.
There is a very helpful Explore Chinatown Info Kiosk located on Canal at Walker & Baxter. It's open daily: weekdays 10am - 6pm and weekends 10am - 7pm with bilingual staff available to answer your questions and provide free maps, guides, and brochures.
- Canal Street
- N, R, Q, W
- Canal Street
- B, D
- Grand Street
- J, M, Z
- Canal/Centre Street
- Chambers Street
Chinatown Neighborhood Boundaries
- Broadway on the West
- Rutgers/Essex Street on the East
- Madison Street/Worth Street on the South
- Broome Street, Grand Street and Canal on the North (Little Italy is in between Canal and Broome Streets between Baxter and Mott)
- Many buildings have Asian inspired facades, featuring pagodas and tiled roofs.
- Narrow tenement buildings create a bustling, slightly congested environment.
- The Church of the Transfiguration and the Mahayana Buddhist Temple are among Chinatown's architectural gems.
- Explore Chinatown with Foods of New York
- Discover Chinatown with Enthusiastic Gourmet
- Chinatown with Big Onion Tours
- Walking Tours with Museum of Chinese in the Americas
- Chatham Square
- Columbus Park
- Five Points
- Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
- Church of the Transfiguration
- Mahayana Buddhist Temple
- First Shearith Israel Cemetery
- Edward Mooney House