Chinatown has been hit hard by the pandemic. They are trying to get people to come. The cheery lanterns are inviting. We went there for dinner and ate in a cubicle outside. The food was good. A cold rain began to fall. Ordering a sizzling plater was a good idea because it kept the food hot. Next time I’ll bring a blanket and a thermal cup for the tea. Someone needs to invent a rechargeable plate warmer for outdoor dining. I couldn’t find one on Amazon to take with me for outdoor winter dining.
On Tuesday I took a long quiet walk from Chinatown to Greenwich Village (home).
On Doyers Street in Chinatown, which is all boarded up, there was a hearse at the end leading a funeral procession.
I sat on a stoop to eat my lunch on Mercer Street. I saw a handful of people on my walk and we all stayed far from each other. I took a few photos of shop windows that I liked.
Downing and Morton Streets are in the Village. I was sad to see this poor plane tree so mistreated. The fence is embedded in its bark on all four sides.
By the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown, New York City, is a Buddhist Temple.
Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors April 13, 2017
We like to visit and eat in Chinatown in Manhattan, New York City. The multi-floored Golden Unicorn at 18 East Broadway has some of the best Dim Sum. When we go there we take a number and sit and wait in a hidden corner by a tattoo shop. Sometimes we dine less expensively at the tiny Tasty Hand Pulled Noodle place at 1 Doyers Street.
Years ago fireworks were allowed in Chinatown the noise and confetti was fun. The dead sparrow and bottle was there. I didn’t pose them or know how the sparrow died.
There is a marvelous almost hidden Chinese Market under the Manhattan Bridge. The entrance is between the arches. The trains roar overhead as you enter and inside is a colorful pandemonium. There is a huge variety of things for sale.
As we left the market on Saturday I saw this curious site in the Sophie Irene Loeb Playground. The old man was heating his feet on a fire he made.
We discovered a street market on Christie Street, parallel to the bridge entry ramp. The prices are amazingly low. A few of the stalls had long lines.
To tell the story I used photos spanning from 2004 until now.