Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown is a place with high increasing immigrant Chinese population of the western world, located between Tribeca, and little Italy.. It is now a colorful neighborhood, filled with posters written in Chinese with vegetables and fruit vendors and fishmongers on every street, especially in Canal Street and Mulberry. This explosion of colors reaches its maximum splendor in the first full moon of January, with the celebration of Chinese New Years, and if you are in New York you guarantee you will enjoy this spectacular event. The main tourist attractions of this area are the large number of imitation products that can be found at any of the small shops. Don't forget to negotiate on price, don't ever pay the first price offered, why not pretend you did not going to buy the article, sometimes this works and you can get a good price. To get to this colorful world is very easy most of the train lines stop by this area; look at the subway map for Canal Street, Grand St or East Broadway, Chinatown also has an information center where you can get free maps and brochures that will tell you what to do in the neighborhood. This information center is located on Canal St and the Baxter Street.

Columbus Park

Columbus Park

Columbus Park is the only park in Chinatown, you want to immerse yourself in the Chinese culture, it is an ideal place to forget that you are in New York and get transported to China. This park was built in the center of the famous Five Points neighborhood. During the nineteenth-century, this area was the most dangerous places in New York; today is a center of recreation not only for residents but also for tourists who wish to come to rest after a long walk around Chinatown In the middle of the park you can see the statue of Dr. Sun Yut Set; who is the father of the Republic of China and it has a beautiful inscription that says “all under heaven are equal”. This is the idea of this park that everybody can come to enjoy it, without determining age, sex, race or religion. Retirement age people, are the people that visit this park the most, here you will find them playing cards or chess, Also this park also neighbors get together in the morning after sunrise to practice Tai Chi.

Our Advice:

If you want to know more about Chinese culture, practice Tai Chi or just walk and explore new things about this amazing culture, we invite you to visit this wonderful park.

Tourist Information Center Chinatown

Tourist Information Center Chinatown

Tourist Information Center In Chinatown on Channel with Waker and Baxter streets there you will be given maps of the area, where you point out activities to perform in the area

Museum Of Chinese In America

Museum Of Chinese In America

Hours:                      Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

                                11:00 am to 6:00 pm

closed                       Monday

Admission:               Fee Admission

                                Free first Thursday of the month of every month,

                                Except holidays.

 

Museum of Chinese in America called The MOCA, located in the heart of Manhattan, it tells the story of Chinese immigration through videos, photos and objects. The Museum architecture is an impressive design, a work of contemporary art, has several exhibition halls, interactive displays, multi-purpose auditorium. The Center for Research and Collections MOCA now houses a collection of valuable items including 65,000 artifacts, photographs, objects, documents, oral histories, and works of art, this wide variety of archival material enriches the history of China in United States.

Our advice:

The Museum offers guided tours with a minimum of 8 people and Chinatown walking tours, reservations required at least four weeks in advance, must guarantee the reservation with a deposit.

Flash photography, use of cell phones, food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries of MOCA, smoking anywhere in the museum is not allowed either.

Strollers are permitted all the time.

The museum rents their rooms for private events: tea ceremonies, luncheons, family reunions, wedding reception, for more information about your event at the Museum, please write to this e-mail address: mrobison@mocanyc.org    

Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street

Schedule:     Sunday to Thursday 10am to 5pm

                      Friday 10am to 3pm

                      Closed Saturdays

 

It is one of the first synagogues in the United States. In December 2007 the Museum completed the restoration; it was a 20-year, $18.5 million effort. Today the Eldridge Street Synagogue is home to the Museum at Eldridge Street, which welcomes people from around the world for tours relating the American Jewish history, school programs, concerts, lectures, festivals and other cultural events, in which we will see artifacts, documents, vintage clothing and wonderful architecture.

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Collections: The museum is organized in three groups: Beyond the Façade (focuses on elements of our landmark home), Ways We Worship (religious objects, personal items used by congregants during prayer) and From Ellis to Eldridge (material relating to the immigrant men and women who came together to form the synagogue’s congregation).

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Our advice:

  • To save money visit the Synagogue on Monday, admission is free. Pay What You Wish (not applicable for group tours).
  • The entry fee includes a guided tour; you should see 3 videos offered on the screens on the first floor before starting the tour.

Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

As well as the Brooklyn Bridge, the bridge of Manhattan is one of the most famous in New York and a symbol of the city, one of the best views of Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground, gets across the bridge from Manhattan. And it's better if you make it by bus, simply by the visual platform that allows if you go by bus. The bridge is pendant, crosses the East River that connects to the Lower Manhattan on Canal Street with Brooklyn in the extension of the Flatbush Avenue in Long Island. In the upper level, we can find: Three lanes - four tracks of Metro - a pedestrian sidewalk. A cycle track. The top level, was used for the trams; this has: two lanes in each direction and one direction at the lowest level. There are no charge tolls for the vehicles.

Chinatown
Columbus Park
Tourist Information Center Chinatown
Museum Of Chinese In America
Museum at Eldridge Street
Manhattan Bridge