Skip to comments.Urban US Chinatowns wane as Asians head to suburbs
Posted on 01/20/2012 8:14:05 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's historic Chinatowns, home for a century to immigrants seeking social support and refuge from racism, are fading as rising living costs, jobs elsewhere and a desire for wider spaces lure Asian-Americans more than ever to the suburbs.
As the Lunar New Year begins Monday, annual festivities in Washington, D.C.'s shriveled Chinatown are, for the first time, being promoted by a large marketing firm. New York's Chinatown, one of the nation's oldest, has lost its status as home to the city's largest Chinese population, based on the 2010 census.
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Come to my neighborhood for ample parking...
A group of Russians bought 5 houses directly across from our rental and every night each driveway has 4 cars in it, then the road is lined bumper to bumper with cars too. They’re on a curve, so traffic really gets impeded there.
“Crime, congestion and higher costs of such things as parking in urban areas is a consideration, too.”
I know many Chinese. They all worked hard to become successful, so they could live the American Dream. They all wanted to get outa Cleveland as soon as they were able.
The original DC Chinatown was on Pennsylvania Ave, but was relocated to make roomfor the so called Federal Triangle, and as such a bit challenging to compare to the others.
New York’s is fine, but San Francisco’s still takes the cake, IMO.
San Francisco’s was impressive when I last visited there about 10+ years ago. Been to others from Vancouver to Boston.
Novi, MI where there should be a traffic ticket DWA (Driving While Asian)
Boston’s was nice, but not on the scale of some of the others. And the strip clubs right there were something of a detractor.
SF Chinatown is mainly for tourists. Most Chinese I know go to Clement Street in the outer Richmond district to eat great inexpensive food and to shop (also much cheaper than Chinatown). That neighborhood is the "new Chinatown". It's about 6 blocks from Golden Gate Park, an easy walk. BTW, I enjoyed the Chinese food in Vancouver, but really enjoyed it in New York.