Museum of Chinese in the Americas
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (215 Centre Street, 212/619-4785, www.mocanyc.org, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thurs.; 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.–Sun., adults $7 seniors and students $4, children under 12 free) examines the Chinese-American experience in this nation of immigrants.
Be sure to check out the museum’s core exhibit “With a Single Step: Stories in the making of America.”
On sale in the museum’s bookstore is an excellent “Chinatown Historical Map & Guide,” which provides insights into the neighborhood’s history, as well as tips on what to order in Chinese restaurants, where to shop, and what to buy. The bookstore also carries many other titles by or about Asian Americans.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition