Chinatown in New York, NY

New York City's Chinatown now scattered in three areas. The one located on the lower east side of Manhattan, is the largest Chinatown in the United States - and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. With a population estimated between 70,000 and 150,000. Chinatown offers visitor and resident alike hundreds of restaurants, booming fruit and fish markets and shops of knickknacks and sweets.

With the growth of Chinese population in New York city, "the old Manhattan Chinatown is no longer big enough. Chinese are spreading into New York other places. New Chinatowns have been established and are growing in New York other boroughs. The two new ones are in Flushing, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn." Sometimes Flushing is referred to misleadingly as "the second Chinatown." The main business district is located on Roosevelt Avenue, 40th Road, 39th, 38th, and 37th Avenues, and Main Street. According to the 1986 estimation of the Flushing Chinese Business Association that there are about 60,000 Chinese in Flushing alone.