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”

2018 The Year of the Dog, Happy Chinese New Year!! updated

“When the mid-night bell rings tonight, Let it signify new and better things for you, Let it signify a realization of all things you wish for, Let it signify a year of courage and wisdom, Wishing you a very, very, very prosperous new year.”  Chinese New Year Wish     Just when you though theContinue reading “2018 The Year of the Dog, Happy Chinese New Year!! updated”

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”