New York Chinatown Project

Many lived within the 1 mile radius of New York City’s Mott Street of Chinatown in 1940s-1960s. Others came from the boroughs, from greater NYC, and from New Jersey for Chinese School or social networking. Today, many have had successful lives and productive careers despite the discrimination and poverty that surrounded us, and the limited opportunities and access to the mainstream. Our Chinese value system and Chinatown community kept us strong. 

As time moves on, we need to capture the valuable memories and stories of survival and success for our children, ourselves, and for history. Each of us has had some life altering experience; each has had some fond memory that sustained us. We need everyone’s participation and contributions. You have the stories. You are the network. Let’s use this group to gather interested individuals to do it together.

For more information on the FaceBook and email list, contact co-moderators Jean Lau Chin and James YK Moy at

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