Worth Street North to Canal Street. Church Street to the Bowery.
Nearby Subways 4, 5, 6, W, Q, F
Chinatown is home to more than 150,000 immigrants and appears to be growing (non-Chinese) right into Little Italy, running from Mulberry to Mott Streets, north of Canal from the Bowery to Lafayette Street. Chinatown remains one of the largest, most active Asian gathering points in the world, boasting an exceptional community-wide camaraderie and work ethic, and Little Italy remains rich in Italian culture. Nonetheless, young creative types have rediscovered Little Italy and Chinatown as delightful, conveniently located places to live, despite the oodles of noise and traffic.
Although the neighborhood is known for its excellent Chinese cuisine, perhaps one of its more secret highlights is the Eastern States Buddhist Temple on Mott Street. This neighborhood features hundreds of restaurants on both sides of Canal and the Feast of San Gennaro every September. South of Canal Street lies bustling Chinatown, which has over the years expanded into the Lower East Side and Little Italy. The largest Asian community in North America can be found among the narrow streets between Worth and Hester and East Broadway and West Broadway; its main street is Canal Street.