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Upper East Side

Chinatown & Little Italy

what to do

where to eat

where to stay

SoHotel

A reasonably safe place to crash in a hip neighborhood.

where to stay

Maya Lin’s Big Dig

Her new museum becomes Chinatown’s culture hub.

Arrivederci, Little Italy

The last-ditch effort to save a neighborhood that's gone the way of baked ziti.

"Best of New York" Picks in Chinatown

An archive of winners since 2000.

The Top 5 Chinatown Attractions

Part of the Visitors Guide's "Complete NY Trip Planner."

Food

Go Shopping in Chinatown With Buddakan Chef Yang Huang

The chef's picks for fresh tofu, beef jerky, birds' nests, and late-night noodles.

Zak on the Prowl

Fatty Crab chef's favorite neighborhood markets and eateries.

What Is That For?

A visual guide to some of Chinatown's more-intriguing ingredients.

Grub Street Reports on Chinatown and Little Italy

Daily coverage of restaurant news and openings.

Shopping

Always Ask the Price

A step-by-step guide to bargaining, plus a key Cantonese phrase for getting a deal.

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