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At this square at the confluence of several major streets, there is a memorial archway to Chinese-Americans who died in WWII which has some interesting calligraphy.
At this square at the confluence of several major streets, there is a memorial archway to Chinese-Americans who died in WWII which has some interesting calligraphy. Also in the square is a statue of Lin Zexu, a Chinese scholar who opposed the opium trade in the 19th century.
Chatham Square, New York, NY, USA
Manhattan's Chinatown is the biggest and one of the oldest Chinese ethnic enclave outside China
An excellent place to relax and people-watch
The museum, a non-sectarian cultural organization based in the restored 1887 National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America
This ethnic neighborhood is lined by shops selling Italian goods and dozens of Italian restaurants
Exhibits on the history and culture of Chinese-Americans
With New York City growing and not enough space in the City Hall building, this 40-story structure was built to meet the space demands of the city government
For most of the 18th century, Africans in New York City were buried in a graveyard outside the city
From its intersection with Park Row (just east of City Hall) you can walk (takes about 20-30 minutes each way), bike, or drive across the historic and iconic bridge to Brooklyn