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Sights in Chinatown


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1.  Mulberry Bend
2.  Church of the Transfiguration
3.  Five Points
4.  Chatham Square
5.  First Shearith Israel Cemetery
6.  St. James Roman Catholic Church
7.  Confucius Plaza

8.  Edward Mooney House
9.  Manhattan Bridge
10. Citizens Savings Bank Building
11. Mahayana Buddhist Temple
12. Museum At Eldridge Street
13. Lower East Side Visitor Center
14. Museum of Chinese in America


Mulberry Bend http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerMulberry Bend

Address:  Lower Mulberry Street
Coordinates:   40°42'54.47"N, 73°59'58.76"W
Historical Significance:  Perhaps the worst section of the notorious "Five points" neighborhood.
Nearby Sights:  Church of the Transfiguration;  Five Points
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Church of the Transfiguration http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerChurch of the Transfiguration

Address:  29 Mott Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'52.57"N, 73°59'56.20"W
Telephone:  212.962.5157
Web-Site:  http://www.transfigurationnyc.org/parish/index.php
Email:  info@transfigurationnyc.org
Historical Significance:  The church was built in 1810
Nearby Sights:  Mulberry Bend;  Five Points
Land Preservation Committee PDF


Five Points http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerFive Points

Address:  confluence of Baxter, Mosco & Worth Streets, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:  40°42'48.59"N, 73°59'55.26"W
Historical Significance:  Once notorious for being one of the worst slums in the Western World
Note:  This site was made famous by the Martin Scorcese film "Gangs of New York." The
           photograph above is centered on the corner of Mott & Worth Streets being the mordern
           view depicted in the classic image of the five points found HERE.
Nearby Sights:  Church of the Transfiguration;  Mulberry Bend;  First Shearith Israel Cemetery
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Chatham Square View Location on Map

map markerChatham Square

Address:  confluence of Bowery, East Broadway, St. James Place, Mott Street, Oliver Street,
                Worth Street & Park Row, Manhattan, New York, NY.
Coordinates:   40°42'48.25"N, 73°59'53.30"W
On Site:  Statue of Lin Zexu, Kimlau Memorial Arch
Nearby Sights:  First Shearith Israel Graveyard;  Five Points;  St. James Church
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First Shearith Israel Cemetery View Location on Map

map markerFirst Shearith Israel Cemetery

Address:  55-57 St. James Place between , Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'46.01"N, 73°59'54.37"W
Historical Significance:  In use by 1683 this cemetery contains the oldest survivng structures in
                                     New York City.
Note:  This cemetery is enclosed by fence and locked gate
Nearby Sights:  Chatham Square;  St. James Church;  Five Points
Land Preservation Committee PDF
more info




St. James Roman Catholic Church View Location on Map

map markerSt. James Roman Catholic Church

Address:  32 James Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'43.89"N, 73°59'55.21"W
Telephone:  212.233.0161 or 212.267.8376
Historical Significance:  Built of field stone, and completed in 1837, this church was designated a
                                     New York City Landmark.
Nearby Sights:  Chatham Square;  First Shearith Israel Cemetery
Land Preservation Committee PDF
more info


Confucius laza View Location on Map

map markerConfucius Plaza

Address:  Bowery & Division Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:  40°42'50.92"N, 73°59'49.86"W
Nearby Sights:  Chatham Square;  Edward Mooney House


Edward Mooney House View Location on Map

map markerEdward Mooney House

Address:  18 Bowery, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'52.48"N, 73°59'50.54"W
Historical significance:  Built in the 1780s the Edward Mooney House is on the National Register
                                     of Historic Places.
Nearby Sights:  Five Points;  Chatham Square;  Citizens Savings Bank Building
Land Preservation Committee PDF
more info


Manhattan Bridge Bike Lane View Location on Map

map markerManhattan Bridge

Address:  Canal Street, near East River, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:  40°42'55.89"N, 73°59'46.62"W
Web-Site:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bridges/manhattanbrg.shtml
Note:  The bridge has a pedestrian cross walk with a bicycle lane open to the public.
Nearby Sights:  Mahayana Buddhist Temple;  Citizens Savings Bank Building
Land Preservation Committee PDF, about the bridge approach
more info




Citizens Savings Bank Building http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerCitizens Savings Bank Building

Address:  58 Bowery at Canal St. New York NY
Coordinates:  40°42'58.00"N, 73°59'47.14"W
Historical Significance:  New York City Landmark
Nearby Sights:  Manhattan Bridge;  Mahayana Buddhist Temple;  Edward Mooney House
Land Preservation Committee PDF


Mahayana Buddhist Temple View Location on Map

map markerMahayana Buddhist Temple

Address:  133 Canal Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'58.07"N, 73°59'43.43"W
Telephone:  212.925.8787
Web-Site:  http://www.mahayana.us
Email:  mahayana@mahayana.us
Hours:  Mon - Sun, 8am - 6pm
Cost:  FREE
Nearby Sights:  Manhattan Bridge;  Citizens Savings Bank Building
more info


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map markerMuseum At Eldridge Street

Address:  12 Eldridge Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'52.93"N, 73°59'36.84"W
Telephone:  212.219.0302
Web-Site:  www.eldridgestreet.org
Email:  contact@eldridgestreet.org
Hours:  Sun-Thurs, 10am-5pm; Fri, 10am-3pm
Cost:  1 hour guided tours—Adults $10; Seniors & Students, $8.; Children 5-18 $6.;
           Monday 10am-12pm FREE tour (up to 6 people)
Historical Significance:  The Eldridge Street Synagogue is a National Historic Landmark
Nearby Sights:   Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Manhattan Bridge, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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Lower East Side Visitor Center http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerLower East Side Visitor Center

Address:  54 Orchard Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:  40°42'59.84"N, 73°59'27.26"W
Telephone:  212.226.9010
Web-Site:  lowereastsideny.com
Nearby Sights:   Museum At Eldrige Street, Lower East Side Tenement Museum


Museum of Chinese in America http://nycnuts.net/travel_guide/shopping/flagship/images/mini_manhattan_map.jpg View Location on Map

map markerMuseum of Chinese in America

Address:  Museum at 215 Centre Street, Manhattan, New York, NY; Collections Research Center at
               70 Mulberry St.
Coordinates:  40°43'9.81"N, 73°59'56.39"W
Telephone:  Museum 212.619.4785
Web-Site:  http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/
Email:  info@mocanyc.org
Hours:  Mon. & Fri., 11am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-9pm; Sat. & Sun., 10am-5pm; closed Tues. & Wed.
Cost:  Admission $7; Seniors 65+ & Students, $4; Children under 12 in groups of 8 or less, FREE;
          FREE Admision Thursday.
Note:  The museum was designed by Maya Lin.
Nearby Sights:  
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