Chinatown NYC

Memories of Chinatown

New York City, New York

Chinatown in New York City was and is a conclave of immigrant Chinese trying to survive, assimilate and integrate into the surrounding American culture, yet still preserving the culture and customs of their ancestors. Immigrants from China pass through daily; some stay for generations, others flit through in their rush to pursue the American Dream, their passage sending ripples across the flow of time.

We immigrated here, or were born here. We played, attended school, dated, married, gave birth, divorced, re-married, died… in every facet of human existence.

These are our memories of mid 20th Century in NY Chinatown.

Memoriessubtitle: Growing up Jook Sing

Where are they now? (the guys, gals, teen-age-pals)

Photos, Reunions, etc.

Chinatown Reunion Information

Issues and Insights

  • Articles about the current state of Chinese Asians in America

More Chinatown pages

Email Lists, Forums, Newsletters 

Visit the NYC Chinatown Oral History Project  for more information on the early NYC Chinatown experience growing up in mid 20th century

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