A famous Cantonese congee is called “tang jai jook” which is very popular in Hong Kong. Back in the days, the fishermen there lived in wooden boats called sampan and included peanuts, dried squid, fish slices, etc. in their congee. You can always make this on your own and get ingredients from Hong Kong Supermarket. […]
Photo credit: No Leftovers NYC On the border of Chinatown and the Lower East Side is a little gem called Dimes. It is great for patrons who are budget conscious, vegetarian, like the healthy lifestyle, and raw food. Those who frequent Dimes enjoy the pulled chicken sandwich, the acai bowls, and the BLT. I mean […]
If you follow any NYC based photographer or Instagrammer, you have probably seen this picture overlooking East Broadway. Where do you take it? Here’s the secret: grab a friend or loved one and take a walk on the Manhattan bridge. If you have more time, start in Brooklyn. If you have less time, start walking […]
Inspired by Frederick Dannen’s New Yorker article about Asian-American gangs in Queens, “Revenge of the Green Dragon” (executive produced by THE Martin Scorsese) is set to debut in the Toronto Film Festival next month. This movie stars Ray Liotta, Justin Chon (Twilight), Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee) and Jin (rapper, actor) in a 1990′s NYC set […]
If you’re a hot pot fan like I am, grab a bunch of friends and head to Chinatown’s new 99 Favor Taste! The fresh meat, vegetable, and seafood are unlimited for $21.99, but if you like Korean BBQ, that’s available too for 5 dollars more. The grill and pot are in the center of the […]
If you have been to Chinatown recently, you might haven noticed beautiful bicycle silhouettes pop up! However, it’s not just in Chinatown. 84 year old Mexican artist, Gilberto Aceve Navarro, has placed 122 steel bicycle silhouettes in Manhattan and Brooklyn with the intentions to promote healthy living and art. Navarro sketches them before and are […]
There’s a new garden at Columbus Park and it’s being planted by children of the Chung Pak Daycare Center! Read more here.
Want to grab a family member or friend and try yoga for the first time? Head to Chinatown and learn it from Urban Yogi’s for FREE! Check out the flyer for more information!
Join us on Saturday, July 26, 2014 for the Chinatown Weekend Walk 3! Mott Street (South of Canal Street), 11am to 4pm - Fun & Games for All Ages - Great Food and Snacks - Dance and Art Performances - Free Face Painting - Giant Chess and Much More...
The New York Historical Society Museum and Library will be hosting a Chinese American Exclusion Inclusion exhibition this September. In the meantime, click here to share your story with Chinatown on growing up Chinese in America.