CHINATOWN. Bounded loosely by TriBeCa to the west, Canal Street to the north, and City Hall to the south, Chinatown is the Big Apple’s most famous ethnic neighborhood. Its sights and sounds are easily identifiable: conversations in Chinese; ubiquitous red decorations and pagoda-styled buildings; signs depicting Chinese characters. Adding to neighborhood’s draw are its many outdoor markets and street vendors peddling everything from fresh produce, fish, meat, and herbs to souvenirs. Over time, Chinatown has expanded northward into the area historically known as Little Italy.
TRAIN: J, M, N, Z, 6 to Canal St