The following photographs are from Chinatown in New York City. They were taken in the autumn of 2008, while I was finishing my degree with Global College.
Vegetable Market in Chinatown, New York City.
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Quote from Wikipedia about origins of New York City's Chinatown:
"Faced with increasing discrimination and new laws which prevented participation in many occupations on the West Coast, some Chinese immigrants moved to the East Coast cities in search of employment. Early businesses in these cities included hand laundries and restaurants. Chinatown started on Mott Street, Park, Pell and Doyers streets, east of the notorious Five Points district.
The early days of Chinatown were dominated by Chinese "tongs" (now sometimes rendered neutrally as "associations"), which were a mixture of clan associations, landsman's associations, political alliances (Kuomintang vs Communist Party of China) and (more secretly) crime syndicates. The associations started to give protection from harassment due to anti-Chinese racism. Each of these associations was aligned with a street gang. The associations were a source of assistance to new immigrants - giving out loans, aiding in starting business, and so forth."
-Wikipedia Chinatown Manhattan
Photograph of Chinese cooks in New York City from Wikipedia.
Vegetable market in Chinatown New York City.
"No Dogs Allowed" sign in park in Chinatown. I made a jesting reference to the infamous sign that once hung at the gates of a park in Old Shanghai that read "No Dogs or Chinese People."
Chinese man hauling fruit in New York City Chinatown in Manhattan.
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