Chinatown, Manhattan

related topics
{area, community, home}
{country, population, people}
{build, building, house}
{company, market, business}
{city, large, area}
{black, white, people}
{@card@, make, design}
{rate, high, increase}
{law, state, case}
{line, north, south}
{war, force, army}
{language, word, form}
{day, year, event}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{group, member, jewish}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{water, park, boat}

Manhattan's Chinatown (simplified Chinese: 纽约华埠 ; traditional Chinese: 紐約華埠; pinyin: Niŭyuē Huá Bù), home to one of the largest concentrations of Chinese people in the Western hemisphere is located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Manhattan's Chinatown is one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia.

Contents

Location

The borders of Chinatown are currently approximated as:

History

Ah Ken and early Chinese immigration

Although Quimbo Appo is claimed to have arrived in the area during the 1840s, the first Chinese person credited as having permanently immigrated to Chinatown was Ah Ken, a Cantonese businessman, who eventually founded a successful cigar store on Park Row.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] He first arrived in New York around 1858 where he was "probably one of those Chinese mentioned in gossip of the sixties [1860s] as peddling 'awful' cigars at three cents apiece from little stands along the City Hall park fence – offering a paper spill and a tiny oil lamp as a lighter", according to author Alvin Harlow in Old Bowery Days: The Chronicles of a Famous Street (1931).[3]

Full article ▸

related documents
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Plainview, New York
Saratoga, California
Orland Park, Illinois
Highland Park, Texas
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Southington, Connecticut
Malden, Massachusetts
Westlake Village, California
Dublin, California
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Old Bethpage, New York
Riverside, Illinois
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Hartsdale, New York
Dunwoody, Georgia
Roxana, Illinois
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Federal Way, Washington
East Palo Alto, California
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Lake Forest, Illinois
Palm Desert, California
Bluffton, South Carolina
Streamwood, Illinois
Enfield, Connecticut
Fresno, Texas
Berwyn, Illinois
Bloomington, Illinois