Chinatown Walking Tour

Restaurants have played a major role in Chinatown history since the early settlements. The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered strictly to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.” Over time, however, Chinatown’s restaurant industry would reflect the neighborhood’s changing immigrant population and needs. This themed walking tour hoste...

Happy 10/10 – Taiwanese Independence Day

Today is the 10/10 parade at 4:30PM in Chinatown. Head over there after class this late afternoon for an amazing parade celebrating the Taiwanese Independence Day. There will be dancers, community leaders, and lion/dragon dancing! Grab some dinner aft...

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is known for their fantastic exhibits that really display what life in Chinatown is like and what it means to be Chinese in America. Check out this fantastic article in ChinaDaily USA about MOCA. If you’re interested in heading to this museum for an event, Thursday night is […]

Chinatown’s Hotel Business is Booming!

According to the Commercial Observer, Chinatown’s hotel industry is helping the local economy. After the 9/11 attacks 13 years ago, Chinatown was one of the neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan that suffered. After the attacks, Robert DeNiro, a resident of Tribecca, brought his friends to Chinatown to help boost the economy. Now, with the 9/11 memorial, […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Filmed in Chinatown

Have you checked out the latest box office hit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The movie takes place in NYC, but you will see some familiar locations like the Canal Street station in Chinatown! Let us know if you spot any other familiar places in the m...

Chinatown Restaurant “Fung Tu” Named Top 10 on Wine List

Chinese American restaurant “Fung Tu” was named “10 of New York City’s Most Surprising Wine Lists” by the New York Times. Here’s what they had to say: With its riffs on Chinese dishes, this stylish little place captures the terroir at the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. The succinct list offers a […]

Chinatown after 9/11

New York City was devastated after the 9/11 attacks and many people were affected. Chinatown was one of the neighboring communities from the World Trade Center and everyone was devastated. This year, join MOCA for panel discussion to reflect on the tragedy that changed our lives 13 years ago. This is a free event, but […]

Celebrating the Mid Autumn Moon Festival

Tomorrow, September 8th, is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. You might have heard people talk about the lantern or the mooncake festival, but it’s all the same! It is celebrate every year on the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar and is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture. Mooncakes […]

What is Tang Jai Jook, also known as Sampan Congee?

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. […]

Dimes in Chinatown

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 […]