One of the best things about New York is how many different people live here. You can easily visit a Jewish, Dominican, or Korean neighborhood all in one day. I think that’s one of the reasons people say “if you make it in New York, you can make it anywhere” – because New York is a little bit of everywhere.
Spread out between Little Italy and Tribeca, Chinatown is one of New York’s largest and most well-known cultural enclaves, and the Chinese Lunar New Year is one of its largest celebrations. After living in New York for three years and never visiting the area (except for taking cheap busses up to Boston) I figured that attending the annual parade was a great time to start.