New York City

A tour through Brooklyn’s Chinatown

April 27, 2015

What I really like about NYC is the fact that you can walk a few blocks and feel like being in an entirely different country. The huge Chinese community gathers in different “Chinatowns”, the one in Manhattan being the most famous. But if you want to get away from the tourists, there is another Chinatown in Brooklyn near Sunset Park. You won’t find any tacky souvenir shops or commercialised brands like Starbucks there, but lots of interesting street life, gigantic markets and cheap repairs/massages/spas. The supermarket and food court of Fei Long Market take you straight to a mall which could be also in Shanghai. It’s the perfect spot to grab some real Chinese food and watch people. The streets are just as busy with all kinds of stores and of course, more food. A great way to travel cheap and fast!

Fei Long Market HallThe Food CourtAt the food courtAt the food courtDumplings

A Chinese drinkChinese supermarketFish, fish, fishAnd more seafood!StreetviewRepairing shoes on the streetStreetviewIce cream truck

11 Comments

  • Reply BareGinger April 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Bareginger and commented:
    Agree! Nice post about an interesting part of BK.

    • Reply Sileas April 27, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for reblogging!

  • Reply naomiinwonderland April 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Ohhh super interesting! I really like the Manhattan Chinatown so I never strayed away but next time I’ll give this a try!

    • Reply Sileas April 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Yes I’d love to read about it in your blog 🙂

  • Reply Paleica April 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    diese communities sind schon sehr spannend. in san francisco gibts ja auch ein china town – das ist mir interessanterweise viel kleiner vorgekommen als das in manhatten. in brooklyn war ich noch nie. und an manhattan kann ich mich leider kaum erinnern, weil es so wenig her ist. einzig, dass es dort überall diese feuerleitern gab weiß ich noch ^.^ (und ich so gern eine raufgeklettert wäre. naja. 10 jahre alt halt 😉 )

    • Reply Sileas April 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Da muss dir NY wie ein einziger großer Spielplatz vorgekommen sein 😀

      • Reply Paleica April 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm

        😀 😀 😀 ein bisschen ein beängstigender spielplatz, allerdings 😉

  • Reply Kim May 5, 2015 at 12:10 am

    OMG! Ich wusste gar nicht, dass es in Brooklyn ein Chinatown gibt! Na toll, jetzt muss ich wieder nach New York 😀

    • Reply sileas May 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Haha man findet immer einen Grund nach NY zu fliegen 😉 Nimm die in Queens auch gleich mit, die sind angeblich am größten 😮

  • Reply 2015 – A travel year in review | sweet/escapes January 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    […] … as well as dozens of interesting neighbourhoods like the less commercial Chinatown in Brooklyn. […]

  • Reply New York, New York… – sweet/escapes May 15, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    […] Chinatown, maybe my favourite neighbourhood in NYC. Last year I also visited the Chinatown in Brooklyn. […]

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