Markets in Chinatown, New York.
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A maze of busy thoroughfares and cobblestone pathways, Chinatown is a veritable explosion of food, culture, and people.

By day the neighborhood swarms with tourists and locals from all over New York perusing the many specialty food shops, haggling over bootleg watches and knock-off handbags, and enjoying authentic dim sum and Peking duck at the many Chinese restaurants.

By night, the area offers a range of options for the artsy types that brave the narrow alleyways and often eerily empty streets to find just the right speakeasy, off-the-wall club, secretive drinking den, or dark and cozy lounge to suit their mood.

Meanwhile, Nolita – the area bordering Chinatown’s upper west corner – does its best to hold onto what remains of Little Italy and its excellent restaurants, but also features a bevy of hip boutiques like Charlotte Ronson and Tory Burch, as well as chic downtown bars and trendy eateries that draw crowds of fashion-conscious A-listers and trust-fund kids.

For those who like to mix hip nightlife with a dash of culture, Chinatown and Nolita are unique areas that offer the best of several worlds.

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