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About Chinatown NYC

Chinatown is a traditionally chinese neighborhood populated by many immigrants. This neighborhood in downtown Manhattan is approximately borderd by SoHo and Delancey Street on the North, East Broadway and the Bowery neighborhood on the east, Chambers Street and the City Hall neighborhood on the south, and Broadway and the TriBeCa neighborhood on the west. This neighborhood has no unique architecture or distinct buildings, but instead chinese writing can be found on the store fronts of all of the shops and stores in the area.

If you are looking for a neighborhood that is considered edgy, then this neighborhood may be for you. There are many large lofts and walk up buildings in the neighborhood which are the remains of the once numerous sweat shops of the neighborhood. Although once considered to be a hotbed of counterfit products and low-wage labor, the neighborhood has cleaned up considerably and is definitely going to be an important commercial neighborhood in years to come due to its prime location, which is within walking distance of the Financial District, the affluent condominiums of TriBeCa, the great restaurants and shopping of SoHo, and a quick ride from Midtown.

Chinatown Commercial Real Estate Info

Chinatown's crooked streets, packed with shops selling lucky ceramic cats, live fish and embroidered slippers jammed up against restaurants catering to tourists and locals, have largely resisted gentrification. But that's changing.

While developers face multiple obstacles to building in the area, from height restrictions to owners reluctant to sell, a number of new condominium buildings have gone up in the past few years on the area's most bustling streets, all serving slightly different needs.

For further information about specific spaces and buildings in Chinatown, call Prime Manhattan Realty at (212) 268-8043. We will find the perfect commercial space for your needs at no cost! We will help to negotiate you an ideal lease agreement that will save you money and time.

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China Town Real Estate Guide

Locale Subway
B, D train to the Grand St stop
6, N, R, Q,W, J,M, and Z to Canal Street

24-Hour ATMs
Fleet ATM (There is 1 machine at each location)
- 50 Bayard Street
- 260 Canal Street

Post Office
Chinatown Post Office 6 Doyers Street 10013-9991 Phone: (212) 267-3510

Police Precinct
05th Precinct Covers Little Italy, Chinatown and Brooklyn Bridge areas / 19 Elizabeth St., Chinatown / Information:212-334-0711

24-Hour Pharmacies
Duane Reade (24-hour store), 598 Broadway between Houston and Prince, (212)-343-2567

To see a Chinese style supermarket, stroll the Mott Street block between Hester and Grand. Here’s where local and area-wide Asians do their food shopping. In storefronts and on the sidewalks the block brims with fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, and with all manner of dried foods, from sea and land alike.

Chinatown Restaurants
Cafes, restaurants, tea and coffee shops abound, perhaps close to 200. It’s hard to go wrong, but check where the lines are since repeat customers know best.

• Nom Wah Tea House (13-15 Doyers) is the oldest dim sum (dumpling) house, dating to 1920 and typical of the chop suey restaurant décor of that time.

• Green Tea Café (45 Mott) are among the newcomer teahouses whose flavorful, often tapioca filled, liquid concoctions are favorites with teenagers.

• Wo Hop, an old-time Cantonese restaurant (15 Mott Street), is one of the few that still keeps late hours, staying open until 5 am.

• 20 Mott Street (1820) is a federal style townhouse now occupied by Sweet-n-Tart Restaurant.With its swooshy signage and fusion menu, it is one of many new, trendy Hong Kong-style eating places.

Carrying on the pushcart tradition of the Lower East Side, vendors sell Chinese fast foods from sheet metal pushcarts stationed on streets close to Canal. Most offer two or three specialties. Buns with pork, egg or other tasty fillings are another inexpensive lunch snack which you’ll find at most Chinatown bakeries.

Chinatown Nightlife
• 128 Billiards - 128 Elizabeth, New York, NY, 212-925-4119 Open late for pool enthusiasts desiring a late-evening game or two.
• Asia Roma Restaurant 40 Mulberry St., New York, NY Unusual drinks-Zen Martini (Absolut Citron with green tea), Ginseng Martini-plus a lounge and restaurant that both featuring karaoke, plus some serious pasta.
• Beard Cafe 125 Elizabeth St., New York, NY Features a cozy little garden area in the back.
• Big Six Bar-Lounge/Big Eat Cafe 97 Bowery, New York, NY, 212-219-9955 A sleek dual-level restaurant/lounge that's another world from the one you just left on the street, the lounge gets cooking with top DJ's and a mixed, hip young crowd Thursday through Saturday.
• Galaxy Karaoke 45 Mott St., New York, NY, 212-693-1888 Popular karaoke hangout that serves appetizers along with beer and cocktails.
• Princess Lounge 59 bayard street, New York, NY, 212-233-1818 Karaoke bar with up-to-date hip hop & reggae songs, jumping on Fridays & Saturdays. Open 7 days. No cover charge.
• Yello Karaoke Lounge full bar service & bi-level karaoke lounge 32 Mulberry St. (bet.worth & bayard) New York, NY, 212-964-3410

Chinatown Parks and Recreation
Columbus Park (west of Mulberry and south of Bayard) is the community’s outdoor rec room. For tots, there’s a playground; for teens,baseball and basketball courts; for adults (mainly seniors) there are Chinese checkers and dominos, card games and friends to gossip and exercise with. In sunny weather elderly men air their songbirds in handsome bamboo cages. Dating to the 1890s, Columbus Park replaced the notorious Mulberry Bend, a festering slum that was publicized by reformer Jacob Riis’ photographs and writings.

The Lunar New Year is heralded with a colorful and noisy celebration spread over at least two weekends and full of dancing lions, bands and general merriment. Its date can fall anywhere from January 1 through mid-February. Coordinator for Lunar New Year events is the Chinese American Arts Council (212 431-9740).

Chinatown Landmarks and History
• Museum of Chinese in the Americas 70 Mulberry Street at Bayard
One of the most important national archives of Chinese history in America. Check schedule for special exhibits and events at MoCA website and in our Visit section.
• NY Chinese Cultural Center Chinese Dance and Art 390 Broadway 2nd fl., NYC , New York, NY, 212-334-3764
This spring, the NY Chinese Cultural Center’s School of the Arts Program is proud to offer numerous classes in Chinese Folk Dance, Chinese Language, and Chinese Art for children ages 3 ½ and up. Home to the acclaimed professional dance company, Dance China NY, the center provides a friendly educational environment for people interested in learning about Chinese arts and culture.
• Confucius Plaza Bowery
• Buddhist Temple Bowery & Temple Street
• Church of the Transfiguration Mott & Pell Street
• Chinatown Fair Mott Street & Chatham Square
• First Chinese Presbyterian Church Market & Henry Street
• City Hall Park, City Hall and Tweed Courthouse Broadway and Chambers
• Municipal Building 1 Centre Street
• Foley Square and U.S. Courthouse Centre Street & St. Andrews Place
• Woolworth Building Park Place & Broadway
• St Paul's Chapel Fulton Street & Broadway

Chinatown Area Scene
Canal Street is awash with mini-malls and sidewalk sellers hawking knock-offs of luxury watches, ‘designer’ handbags, T-shirts and hats. For non-tourist merchandise (clothes, decorative goods and packaged foods) try Pearl River 477 Broadway near Broome, or its branch at 200 Grand, near Mott); for teas, other packaged foods and housewares, Kam Kuo (7-9 Mott); for uptown taste and quality in decorative items, both antique and new, Sinotique (19A Mott).

Chinatown Statistics
Population: 84,840
Average Age: 41
Median Income: $41,887