Manhattan’s Chinatown is a bustling enclave of Chinese culture and is one of the oldest outside of Asia. It contains a unique vibe — vendors line its streets offering a vibrant mixture of produce and wares, while colorful storefronts allow locals and tourists alike to weave in and out amidst the NYC merchandise, trinkets, and jewelry. Bordered by the Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy to its north, Civic Center to its south, and Tribeca to its west, there are a multitude of restaurants and bars to choose from throughout the area.
Chinatown’s perks include easy accessibility through numerous subway lines and relatively low prices, but its unique benefits have led to a recent influx of luxury real estate developments. Still, the neighborhood retains its unique ethnic identity, maintained through the stimulating streets during the daytime and active nightlife spots and restaurants.