The New York City’s Chinatown & Little Italy Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.5 km / 2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.
Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details and requirements.
What You’ll See
- Mulberry St
- Sara D Roosevelt Park
- Mahayana Temple Buddhist Association
- Manhattan Bridge
- Confucius Statue
- Kimlau Square
- Doyers Street
- New York Chinese Community Center
- Columbus Park
- Foley Square
- New York County Supreme Court
- Collect Pond Park
- Most Precious Blood Church
- and much more!
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of MODERATE.
The ideal group size ranges between 2 and 6 persons. In fact, children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Chinatown & Little Italy scavenger hunt, direct yourself in front of the Chinatown Information Kiosk, Baxter St & Canal St, New York, NY 10013, USA.
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website and begin your hunt. Also, you’ll need a fully charged smartphone connected to the Internet (LTE, or 4G with a data plan, Wifi isn’t available throughout). Instructions will be supplied on-screen or directions and challenges, as well as some historical information.
History of Chinatown
Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese ethnic enclaves, with the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of 9 Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City.
It was initially settled by Chinese persons in the 1850s and 1860s. Initially, they were mostly cigar makers. They rapidly expanded to hand laundries and restaurants in the 1880s.
Columbus Park, the only park in Chinatown, opened in 1897.
History of Little Italy
Little Italy sits north of Chinatown and centers around Mulberry Street. It was mostly populated by Italian immigrants in the 1880s. It was initially the poorest Italian neighborhood.
East Harlem (Italian Harlem) in the city’s northeast had a larger population but was less concentrated. After World War II (1945 onwards), many Italians began moving to Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, and New Jersey as more and more Chinese arrived.