The Real Deal New York

Neighborhood Dive: Chinatown in transformation

New development is moving in, helping to change the neighborhood’s population

July 29, 2015 04:20PM
By Kerry Murtha

Chinatown in New York City

Chinatown in New York City

From the July issue: For decades Chinatown was spreading out and engulfing its neighbors, particularly Little Italy, growing to encompass about 40 blocks. But the community, known for its Old World cuisine, open-air markets and tightly packed tenements is now seeing the reverse trend, as changes in popular neighbors like Tribeca, Soho and the Lower East Side advance from the edges of Chinatown to its core. [more]