Life in the city is stormy and unpredictable. Walking the streets of the city you can see his soul, warmed by the rays of the sun and brightened by the smiles of the inhabitants. But really special this city streets become after the sun goes down below the horizon line and first street lights are lighting.
Home to a dense population of Asian immigrants, Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of NYC’s most evocative neighborhoods. Walking its busy, narrow streets reveals surprise after surprise: Chatham Square’s statue of Lin Zexu, a Qing dynasty official who led the fight against Britain’s illegal importation of opium; the odd pagoda-style roof and Buddhist temple; and atmospheric Doyers Street, with its basement bars and a speakeasy among them.
Come hungry and work your way through the many dim sum palaces, dumpling dens and inexpensive noodle joints. Gotta go to Wo Hop for late nights!