Even though rent is beginning to go up in Chinatown, a person could still get a good price on a one room apartment. Things to keep in mind: the closer to the tourist area the apartment is, the higher the rent will be. Sometimes a person could ask the landlord for a month’s free rent, as this is often offered as an incentive. And lastly, there are always lots of good eats in Chinatown; wherever you land, you can have good food.
- Chinatown got its famous moniker due to the onslaught of Cantonese-speaking Chinese that arrived in the city in
- Community associations have made it their mission to shelter the area’s small businesses, so that they are not swallowed up by the bigger commercial establishments.
- Many new apartments and even some skyscrapers are entering the scene in Chinatown, although affordable walk-ups are still available.
“In addition to serving as an haven for generations of Chinese New Yorkers, it’s become a big draw for tourists in search of authentic Cantonese and Fuzhou cuisine.”