Grand Street and Bowery
New York's Chinatown is the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western hemisphere; it is also one of the oldest outside of Asia. Unlike many urban Chinatowns, New York's is both residential and commercial.
When visiting Chinatown, step away from the tourist path. Approach the area from Bowery and turn on Grand Street. You'll find green-grocers and fishmongers packed side-by-side serving the local Chinese community. Take time to wander through the often crowded streets filled with small shops selling produce, fish, meat, and knick-knacks. And bring your camera along to snap the colorful displays.