Chinatown Chronicles- 2019, The Year of the Pig

“Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?” -Confucius The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th ofContinue reading “Chinatown Chronicles- 2019, The Year of the Pig”

Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 3

I learned my way around Chinatown in the early 1980’s by following my nose. I was burning shoe leather walking around the small and curving side streets; Pell St., Division St., Bayard St., all around the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. It was always a fun day poking around the shops and stores that wereContinue reading “Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 3”

Chinatown Chronicles-Volume Two

“Chinese food tries to engage the mind, not just the palate. To provoke the intellect.”  Nicole Mones If I said “who wants to drink tea and eat chicken feet, shrimp, sticky rice and dumplings for brunch”, I might not get many takers. If I say who wants “dim sum” it is pretty easy to gatherContinue reading “Chinatown Chronicles-Volume Two”