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ChinatownNew York

One of the largest Chinatown’s in the USA features every kind of Chinese cuisine, grocery store and herbalist, and a history rich in Asian, as well as European, heritage.

New York City’s Chinatown is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The sights and smells of herbal shops, grocers and noodle cafés selling fare from every province in China make this part of Manhattan a sensory feast. With a history that stretches back to the first Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants, Chinatown-Manhattan is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City.

In the 1840s this area was home to Irish, Jewish, German and Italian immigrants. While Chinese immigrants began coming to the Lower East Side in the 1870s, it was not until the late 1960s that the community began to establish itself.

Chinatown is best explored on foot. Stroll along the streets and enjoy the atmosphere. On Mott, Canal and Grand streets are Chinese groceries that display mountains of dried fish, beans, spices, fruits and vegetables. Visit the herbal pharmacies with their long wooden drawers filled with Chinese medicines made from recipes that date back thousands of years.

Follow your nose to discover some of New York's most inexpensive and tastiest meals. The small shops, street carts and hole-in-the-wall cafés offer the best choices with their noodle and dumplings specialties. Pick up a plate of steamed rice rolls, steamed pork buns or a bowel of noodle soup. For dessert, sample the flakey egg custard tarts.

Walk down historic Pell Street and see the Church of the Transfiguration, established in 1801 for Lutheran immigrants. Visit Edward Mooney House, the oldest townhouse in Manhattan, and the oldest Jewish cemetery in New York, the Shearith Israel Cemetery, built in 1683. View the golden Buddha at the Mahayana Buddhist temple, explore the archives of the Museum of Chinese in America and see the first tenements at Five Points, made famous by the Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York. Many of the streets in Chinatown lead in to Chatham Square where the Kim Lau Memorial Arch stands. When your feet need a break, relax in Columbus Park where you can watch locals practicing tai chi or playing a game of checkers.

Located in Lower Manhattan, Chinatown’s closest subways are Canal, Grand and East Broadway.

Top hotels in Chinatown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Canal Loft Hotel
Canal Loft Hotel
2.5 out of 5
94 Canal Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs7,472 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge. New York University and 5th Avenue ...

3.5/5Good! (382 reviews)

"Well I really like it, it was clean that what I check the most! Love it!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Canal Loft Hotel
Leon Hotel
Leon Hotel
3.5 out of 5
125 Canal Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,453 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge. New York University and 5th Avenue ...

4.2/5Excellent! (774 reviews)

"This hotel was in a great location and we had a view overlooking the Manhattan Bridge with a little window seat. It was spacious for New York and clean. Only wish was for a mini fridge. :)"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Leon Hotel
Walker Hotel Tribeca
Walker Hotel Tribeca
3.5 out of 5
77 Walker Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs7,925 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge. Empire State Building and Ellis Island are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (66 reviews)

"King size bed, comfortable and modern. Front desk is very pleasant to speak with and took care of a dead remote immediately. The doorman at night needs coffee though, seemed very bleh about being there but otherwise, good hotel if you just need a place to sleep while in the city. The inner tech in ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Walker Hotel Tribeca
Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
4.5 out of 5
50 Bowery, East Village, New York, NY
The price is Rs7,322 per night

Located in Chinatown, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Brooklyn Bridge and New York Stock Exchange. New York University ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,388 reviews)

"Everyone was very nice and helpful. We were there to clean out my daughter’s dorm room during the vivid-19 timeframe. At checkin we were given information about places to get good takeout. At checkout my husband was having an issue with the parking attendant at an offsite garage. The gentleman at ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
4 out of 5
93 Bowery, New York, NY
The price is Rs10,491 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Chinese in Americas, Bowery Ballroom and Lower East Side Tenement Museum. New Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Staff was AMAZING!! Gilbert made my boyfriend and I feel like we were literally at a 5 star resort! Plus our room view on the 16th floor was incredible! Will definitely come back again!!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2020

Wyndham Garden Chinatown
New World Hotel
New World Hotel
1.5 out of 5
101 Bowery, New York, NY
The price is Rs5,325 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and National September ...

1.8/5 (987 reviews)
ok for the price

"It was fine for one or 2 nights."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

New World Hotel

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Orchard Street Shopping District
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Orchard Street Shopping District

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New York Supreme Criminal Court
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New York Supreme Criminal Court

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Eastern States Buddhist Temple
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Eastern States Buddhist Temple

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Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(1,388 reviews)

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Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(1,405 reviews)

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Other areas in New York

SoHo - Tribeca featuring street scenes and a city as well as a large group of people

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in SoHo. Spend some time visiting top spots like Children's Museum of the Arts, and catch the metro at Prince St. Station or Spring St. Station to see more of the area.

SoHo
Wall Street - Financial District showing a city, heritage architecture and an administrative building

Financial District

4.5/5Wonderful!(112 area reviews)

Enjoy the important monuments in Financial District. National September 11 Memorial is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Wall St. Station or Broad St. Station to see more of New York.

Financial District
East Village, New York, New York, United States of America

East Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Tompkins Square Park while getting to know East Village, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at 1 Av. Station or 3 Av.Station to see more of the area.

East Village
Greenwich Village which includes a fountain

Greenwich Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(41 area reviews)

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Greenwich Village
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Downtown Brooklyn

4/5Very Good!(23 area reviews)

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Downtown Brooklyn
Madison Square Park

NoMad

5th Avenue and Madison Square Park are top sights in NoMad, and you should be sure to explore the fantastic nightlife. Hop aboard the metro at 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) or 28 St. Station (Broadway) to see more sights in the area.

NoMad