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Get lost in Chinatown’s jam-packed labyrinthine streets.Take a walk in the area south of Broome Street and east of Lafayette—a.k.a. Chinatown, NYC— and you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a different continent. As a crowd-pleasing place to explore (despite the smell), Chinatown offers hole-in-the-wall restaurants, open-air fish markets (the source of the smell), and entertaining souvenir shops. Most of the centuries-old apartment buildings in Chinatown are tenement-style, which accounts for this neighborhood’s dense and noisy atmosphere. Centrally located, Chinatown is served by multiple subway lines and borders neighborhoods like Soho and Civic Center.

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