Talk:Chinatown, Manhattan

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Little Fuzhou and Chinatown, Manhattan ought to be merged[edit]

Aren't these two places in Manhattam? Should these just merge? --Patebrims (talk) 04:51, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Does anyone agree that Brooklyn's Chinatown is now becoming Brooklyn's East Broadway?[edit]

After the Fuzhou population established their own community within Manhattan's Chinatown next to the Cantonese population, the increasing Fuzhou population then shifted over to Brooklyn's Chinatown and now it is home to the fastest growing Fuzhou population than Manhattan's Chinatown and all Chinese communities in NYC and there are now hardly new Fuzhou immigrants settling in Manhattan's Chinatown. Back in the early 2000s I went over to Brooklyn's Chinatown and it looked more like Mott Street, mostly Cantonese, but there was already a lot Fuzhou people there. Then a few years later, I go back and the Fuzhou population tripled and now the whole Chinese Community is starting to look like East Broadway(Little Fuzhou). The increasing Fuzhou population is replacing the Cantonese a lot faster in Brooklyn's Chinatown than Manhattan's Chinatown.

I also see an inequality in the Cantonese and Fuzhou populations with both Manhattan's and Brooklyn's Chinatowns because from what I have noticed the amount of Fuzhous in Brooklyn's Chinatown are almost just as much as in Manhattan's Chinatown and also beginning to replace Manhattan's Chinatown as having the largest Fuzhou population in NYC. There may be a lot of Fuzhou in Manhattan's Chinatown, but they are mostly in certain parts of Manhattan's Chinatown and the Cantonese population is a lot larger in Manhattan's Chinatown than Brooklyn's Chinatown and the Cantonese are declining fast in Brooklyn's Chinatown than in any Chinese communities in NYC.

I think most likely Brooklyn's Chinatown will become Fuzhou Town in the next 5-10 years and surpass Manhattan's Chinatown as having the largest Fuzhou population.

I just wanted to talk about it and get replies on what you all think and if any of you agree Brooklyn's Chinatown is becoming Brooklyn's East Broadway.

-- Cantai101 07:44, 1 Jan 2010 (UTC)

how high can I get because the article is just about the one in Manhattan and there are othter Chinatowns in New York; see Chinatown for some info. -- Infrogmation 20:14, 14 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I greatly expanded the article. Besides research from the web (useful links listed at the bottom of the page), I was working from memory (since I was in the area until the early 1990s). The current borders of Chinatown are a little hazy as it's been a few years since I've been back. If some local person could confirm them, that would be appreciated. Dyl 16:23, Aug 28, 2004 (UTC)

The 'satellite' Chinatown in Flushing has considerably overtaken Manhattan's Chinatown in the size of its community in recent years. I don't think this is really a disputed issue, but before I change the article to reflect this I would like the input of others.--Pharos 03:57, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Flushing has indeed surpassed Manhattan's Chinatown in size and scope. Manhattan may have been large before, but the title probably now goes to Flushing. Some Chinese are leaving Manhattan's Chinatown due to its high property values.

Southwest Brooklyn also has a "Chinatown" due to more ethnic Chinese living there, notably 8th Avenue there, but I am unsure how large it is now.--Jusjih 04:43, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

No it has not. The idea that Flushing's Chinatown is larger than Manhattan's is incorrect and blown out of proportion. Queens' entire Chinese population, and that of Flushing's are two completely different things. Why people often equate both as one in the same is beyond me. Flushing and Sunset Park, when combined together, IS LARGER THAN Manhattan's Chinatown.HanJinwu (talk)

"Brooklyn Chinatown" is discussed in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn article.--Pharos 08:23, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I see the article. As of now, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn have Chinatowns, but ethnic Chinese are rarely seen in the Bronx and even Staten Island.--Jusjih 06:20, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

I came here looking to find out where this Chinatown is, but it's not here. Someone who knows should add info about the actual boundaries of Chinatown, where they lie. --Sporky023 04:48, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Look at the history section, the borders of Chinatown are listed. Dyl 01:08, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
It claims 2 miles in the east/west direction, but the island isn't 2 miles wide at that point! --Dekkerdreyer 21:53, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
Measure along Grand street. It's approximate since lower Manhattan is somewhat triangular. Dyl 02:00, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Adding this blog to the links on the Chinatown, Manhattan page[edit]

This blog contains informative information about Chinatown. Here, you can find information on dining, shopping, recpices, events, culture, history, landmarks and more! Here is the blog's address: Chinatown New York City Blog ok? did you anderstand it?—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately, that site is not appropriate for the external links section per WP:EL. Ytny (talk) 12:08, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Time Context[edit]

To the authors of the History section, please add some kind of year reference to every paragraph. For example, the first paragraph on "garment industry", I am not sure if it is about today or early 1900s. --Voidvector 21:38, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Dis-information from[edit]

The person using IP address has spent a lot of effort editing the Chinatown articles re-claiming that the Chinatowns of SF and Vancouver are larger than that of Manhattan (and ignoring Flushing,NYC ; the LA Chinatowns, Toronto, etc..). This person only lists a tourist website and a travel guide book as his/her proof. Not the most reliable of sources.

1. Here's something more reliable and verifiable. Use the official 2000 US Census website, available here [1] to get the Asian populations within the Chinatown zipcodes.

SF Zipcode Asians residents Comment
94108 7904 traditional center of SF Chinatown
94103 5456 adjacent to the South
94109 15678 adjacent to the West
94104 238 adjacent to the East
94105 135 adjacent to the East
94133 14829 adjacent to the North
NYC Zipcode Asians residents comment
10013 11489 traditional center of Manhattan Chinatown
10012 4752 adjacent to the North
10014 1666 adjacent to the North-East
10002 41798 adjacent to the East
10007 375 adjacent to the South
10038 4948 adjacent to the South East

Add up the numbers - you get SF Chinatown with an Asian population of 44,240 and Manhattan Chinatown with an Asian population of 65028. It's been claimed that since 2001, Manhattan Chinatown has shrunk for various reasons. That might be so, but until some reliable numbers show up (like a Census) those claims are not verifiable. Unfortunately, that Census website doesn't have 2006 numbers for any of these zipcodes.

2. For the area calculations, this person uses the out-dated traditional boundaries for Manhattan Chinatown while at the same time uses modern day boundaries for the other cities.

3. I'm not making the claim that Manhattan Chinatown is the largest in North America, as I haven't done the research. But I do believe that SF Chinatown is not the largest anymore.

Dyl (talk) 19:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Street Boundaries[edit]

The actual boundaries of Chinatown (ie blocks where the majority of the signage is bilingual, predominately Chinese businesses abound, etc) are significantly wider than the article describes. I've walked in Chinatown and observed this, but you can also go on Google Streetview and clearly see this. I do not have citeable information with which to actually edit the article with, yet, but it is a part of this article that someone or myself could work on.

Here are some Google Streetviews that describe the wider boundaries I'm talking about

[2]Allen at Canal St [3]Mid-block Madison St between Market St and Catherine St

[4]Grand St At Mott St

Jcrav2k6 (talk) 13:10, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree. The person using IP address spread a lot of misinformation in his/her zeal to say that SF Chinatown is larger than Manhattan Chinatown. Previously, I had listed more modern boundaries for NYC Chinatown, but that person would keep reverting my edits. After awhile, I just gave up as life is too short to deal with unreasonable people. Dyl (talk) 07:55, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, I have citeable information, and there are now two of us who know what we're talking about, so we might be alright. Jcrav2k6 (talk) 14:49, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

This article is about the neighborhood called "Chinatown", not "the community of Chinese Americans". Greenwich Village doesn't become bigger when all the artists and LGBT people start moving into Chelsea. --Voidvector (talk) 21:13, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Greenwich Village is clearly a physical location. But I'm not sure so about Chinatown - why isn't it the "community of Chinese Americans that live near the historical Chinese center of Manhattan"? Would you say that Little Italy's borders are the same as 100 years ago - given the vastly different populations between now and then? If all of the Chinese moved out of the area, would it still be Chinatown? Dyl (talk) 01:30, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
The article title is "Chinatown, Manhattan" which is clearly styled as the name of the physical location, so the boundary is whatever the city says it is. If the title was "New York Chinatown", then it would be a different matter. Same applies to Little Italy. --Voidvector (talk) 02:35, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if there is any "official" boundary. If it does exist, somebody needs to search the NYC government sources for it. The boundaries that I previously listed were from my personal experience. I can't speak for the later edits done by, that person's edits doesn't match what I have experienced/seen. The same issue exists for the Chinatown, San Francisco article - that person changed the boundaries to match that person's perception of current day population growth. Dyl (talk) 19:52, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

There are no official, as in legal, neighborhood boundaries in New York City. Neighborhoods are what residents, and real estate agents, call them. Tell someone on East Broadway east of Allen, or East on Grand that they are not in Chinatown, they will laugh, and you would look ridiculous considering you would be surrounded by Chinese people, and Chinese businesses, that extend uninterrupted to the older part of Chinatown. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:30, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Map? A simple map would be nice. Even better would be a map showing "boundary" changes over time. ~Eric F (talk) 21:32, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Here is a map that might be useful; for research purposes only (?) -- It is copyrighted (hope it's okay to post a link to it here): ~Eric F (talk) 22:59, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

NY Chinatown is NOT 2 Square Miles[edit]

Dyl- I hate to rain on your parade, but NY Chinatown is NOT even close 2 square miles as you've suggested. Based on my research, and from what I was able to cover by foot(east of the Bowery and well into the lower e. side), its actual size is more or less 1/2 mile at its widest, and likewise in length. For it to be 2 sq. mi. would mean it would have to cover almost the entire lower east side close to the east river, while reaching as far north as E. 23rd to the doorsteps of the Metro Life Bldg.! Since the area covered is less than a perfect square of 1/2 miles on each side, this puts its actual size at just under 1/2 sq. mi.(somewhere between .35 and .4 sq. mi. based on my estimation). To better substantiate my findings, I had a piece of tracing paper cut into a perfect square simulating 1 sq. mi.(each side representing 1 mi. on the map's scale). Overlaying it over the map showed that it had dwarfed the Chinatown area slightly more than twice. I don't know where people come up with the "2 square miles" figure which I've also spotted on some NY Chinatown websites. It could be that they're mathematically challenged and added up all four sides when they should've multiplied 2 sides! As a visual frame of reference, take a look at Central Park on a map. At roughly 1.4 sq. mi., this colossus of an urban oasis can fit about 4 Chinatowns within its bounds. Also, concerning the disapproval of others modifying Wikipedia's text to reflect their own perception of things....Isn't that supposed to be the purpose in the first place? Doesn't the original text also reflect the perceptions of the peron(s) who wrote it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by SlopChop (talkcontribs) 20:54, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

I was curious & wanted to find out for myself if New York Chinatown's much talked about 2 square miles actually exists. After speaking to local NY resident and Chinatown enthusiast Herbert Chan, it was in his opinion that Chinatown was not even a half square mile. We even took a moderately paced walk together through the entire width of Chinatown (without stopping to take in the sights), and finished in just a little over 12 minutes. It usually takes me a little over 50 minutes to walk 2 miles, so it seems that Herbert is right about Chinatown being under half square mile. He figures its roughly the same size as San Francisco's -- about one third square mile..... —Preceding unsigned comment added by WolfJack45 (talkcontribs) 17:34, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

New York Chinatown size to be reduced by city hall?[edit]

Just heard in the news that some politico up in New York wants to redistrict the lower east. Apparently, some SE asian groups in the area have been voicing their concerns of ill-treatment by the chinese community. The proposed measures would call for redistricting and creating two new additional sections out of chinatown. In effect, it would dramaticaly reduce the area size of chinatown to slightly more than that of Philadelphia's. Another alternative would be to rename chinatown to the International Asian District to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, similar to that of Seattle's International District. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BobFromPhilly (talkcontribs) 17:20, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

New York's Chinatown IS Shrinking[edit]

As a born and bred New Yorker now living in Rhode Island, it pains me to say that Manhattan's Chinatown IS shrinking. And, this is not happening little by little, but at an alarming rate. With each visit to NY, I have noticed the ever-changing demographics. I can remember a time during the late 1990s when Chinatown reached as far west as B'way, from Kenmare to Chambers in the south. And from B'way it ran a large stretch of Kenmare/Delancey all the way to Ludlow in the east. As things are now, its western frontiers have been pushed back to Lafayette from Grand to Canal in the north, on Baxter from Canal to Worth in the south. With the exception of a tiny stretch of Delancey between the Bowery and Eldridge, Chinatown's northern edge now runs mostly along Grand St. There also seems to be a retreat towards Allen in the east. With these changes, it appears that San Francisco's Chinatown is now probably larger in size. If this trend continues, it may even fall behind L.A.'s Chinatown, and that's a scary thought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RandolphMulligan (talkcontribs) 17:19, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Holy SH%T! I think you are right! I didn't believe so at first when I read your comments so I paid a visit to chinatown to see for myself. A couple of shops I used to frequent are no longer there, and what's left of Delancey and side streets are showing signs of thinning out. Looks like its moving towards Grand if this keeps up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BlassMass (talkcontribs) 20:53, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

It has kept up. On Broome Street between Bowery and Eldridge it was 100 percent Chinese stores and residents in 2003. It is now less than 50 percent and drying up quick. In fact multi million dollar boutique hotels and restaurants are opening. Eldridge between Delancey and Grand is now less than 50 percent Chinese stores with several new art galleries, a few new cafe's, a sushi place, and about half a dozen stores for rent. There were several produce suppliers on Broome, there are two left as of July, 2013. The small stretch on Delancey between Bowery and Eldridge is almost fully gentrified with a vegetarian restaurant, a Morrocan furniture store, an art galley, a seafood place, a night club, and a few vacancies. The buildings on Delancey between Eldridge and Allen were just purchased as part of a $52 million dollar real estate package, and the new owners want to convert many of the stores to high end restaurants and nightclubs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jefflawrencenyc (talkcontribs) 10:13, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

"My wonton is bigger than your wonton"[edit]

My keyboard is malfunctioning, or rather my keyboard's relationship with my RAM and browser, so extended posts are difficult for me at present; this is being composed in TextEdit without ready reference to preceding posts on the wikipage. Due to aggressive edits and accusatory edit comments/talkpage posts by User:Thmc1 in relation to comparative size/populaton figures for SF/Vanc/NYC Chinatowns, I set about looking this morning for any kind of actual maps of "official" Chinatown, Manhattan; as with other such cases, an editor's opinion of where an area's boundaries are do not matter, all that can be cited and USED is anything from a reliable source. Only two of the following items, including the Manhattan map from WikiTravel, have any kind of actual boundary on them; others only indicate the vicinity of Chinatown. Also by the sound of some of the comments in preceding sections, despite the map on showing a much-larger-than-traditional Chinatown, it appears that may be a "best case" or "wishful thinking"/marketing boundary, and not reflective of actual usage. It sounds like from the just-preceding section that the City of New York DOES have an official boundary; if so that's the only one that can be used. There are further comments on Talk:Chinatown, San Francisco which echo some of the above as to the overblown area/scale of estimates on NYC's Chinatown. My own view is that if the "shifting boundaries" argument is used, then Vancouver's Chinatown would include Chines living outside the OFFICIAL boundaries of Chinatown (which is only 1.84 ha. but serves as a "Chinese downtown" for the whole city), or in other areas of the city that could be construed as "Chinatown" by the loose standards being asserted for Manhattan's and other Chinatowns, then Vancouver's Chinatown could be "estimated" to have 200,000 residents (easily, given the Chinese population of the city proper is 168,215, that of the metropolitan area well over 400,000). Applying hard definitions in one case, and broad definitonos/estimates in another, is not just sloppy it's also original research using apples and oranges to make a potato. Vancouver's extended Chinatown also overlaps with that city's Little Italy and also with other elements of the city's ethno-cmomercial landscape; and if "defined" by the same loose standards apparently at play with Manhattan, Flushing and Sunset Park, can be "estimated" to be a good 15-20 sq. mi., and THAT is not including the dominantly Chinese suburb of Richmond nor the Metrotown area of South Burnaby. My concern overall with the "Chinatown pissing contest" (aka "my wonton is bigger than your wonton") is that it's comparing statistics and estimates which have no equivalence to each other, and the two definitions (of several available) for "Chinatown" include "official" Chinatowns as recognized by municipalities and/or business associations, and the idea of "anywhere that has Chinese commerce/residents and (maybe) Chinese street signs". Digging through zip codes/postal codes to compile statistics is also, as all here must realize or should, WP:Original research and making any conclusions/estimations based on them is WP:Synthesis. The line I added the "or" tag to about "most...estimates" is typical of the problem; no actual estimates were provided, only a claim that that's what those estimates said, without any reference to the data set/definitions/urban geography used to determine them.

Anyway here's the available maps I found on a first look; those on and seem to have the most weight, organization-wise, but I suspect that either the civic government of NYC or the NYC Tourism Office may have an official definition available. Including Little Italy and the historically-Jewish Lower East Side as part of Chinatown is just "not on"; somewhere I saw a page bragging that Chinatown was "the largest and most famous of the city's ethnic neighbourhoods", which is further too-typical braggadocio; it's news to me that Chinatown is bigger than Harlem, or bigger than Spanish Harlem........

Skookum1 (talk) 19:40, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Size ranking from User:Thmc01 AGAIN[edit]

I just reversed yet another "New York is biggest" type edit by the ever-persistent User:Thmc01 on Chinatown, Vancouver; he also used a non-official San Francisco travel cite to back up his claim that "even San Francisco says it's second", which is not my recolletion of SF's official sources at all. After checking or whichever it is), where it says clearly that it's the "second largest in North America after San Francisco's", I re-amended the entry here to add that cite and also to delete the populaton comparison; it's pretty clear that User:Thmc01 is confusing Chinese populations with physical Chinatowns. The actual area of Vancouver's Chinatown I can figure out, might even be on that talkpage or above somewhere, and as far as I can tell that's the only non-original research usage that's avaialble. What are the areas of SF's and Manhattan's Chinatowns according to their official boundaries?Skookum1 (talk) 20:43, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Skookum, you've made some very valid points. I'm afraid, however, that your insightful views may be falling on deaf ears of the ignorant. Not only are people like Thmc1 and DYL trying to downplay the historical importance of San Francisco's Chinese community as inferior to that of New York's, they have no regards, whatsoever, for the importance of other Chinese communities throughout the world. It's almost comical that these people have the nerve to even rank Flushing, NY as the 2nd largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia. The last time I checked, Vancouver and Toronto also have large Chinatowns that give Manhattan's a run for its money. They also forget to mention about the "new Chinatown" in San Francisco's Richmond District. Some estimates as recent as 2008 place this Chinese community's population, SF's 2nd largest, at somewhere between 70,000-80,000 which would eclipse that of Flushing's. I believe there may be some credibility to such claims, given the fact that the Richmond District is a much older Chinese community than Flushing's, and has had nearly 50 years upon which to grow. Its business district stretches roughly from Arguello(1st Ave.) to 25th Ave. along Clement, Geary, and Balboa streets within a much larger residential area. This is no small potatoes, not even for the revisionist propaganda that Thmc1 and DYL are trying to con off the rest of the Wikipedia public. HanJinwu (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:44, 19 March 2010 (UTC).

All this talk about New York and Flushing surpassing San Francisco's Chinatown is nothing but pure propaganda nonsense. They try to dis-credit SF Chinatown's historical importance, which can never be denied. If you were to look up "San Francisco" in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, it states that Chinatown is the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Similarly in the World Book Encyclopaedia 2010 Ed.: "Thousands of people of Asian ancestry live in the crowded Chinatown area. The area includes one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia. Colorful shops, restaurants, and other buildings with Chinese-style upturned roofs stretch for eight blocks along Chinatown's lively Grant Avenue." Here's what the same publication says of New York's Chinatown: "Residential and commercial neighborhoods lie to the north and northeast of the Civic Center. These neighborhoods include Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side. Both Chinatown and Little Italy have some of the city's oldest tenements. They also have many restaurants that specialize in Chinese or Italian Food." Nowhere does it refer to Chinatown as being the "largest", "one of the largest", "moderately large", "somewhat large", or "large" of any kind, nor does it say anything about colorful shops and buildings with Chinese-style upturned roofs that run for many blocks.IanEddington (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:42, 20 March 2010 (UTC).


The following broken links were removed but because they are significant I'm placing them here so we can one day find working versions of them again (e.g., through Wayback, etc.):

-Dpr (talk) 10:52, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Denial of other Chinese Communities[edit]

Amidst all this discussion about which Chinatown is biggest(Manhattan vs. Flushing), it's quite strange that nothing was ever mentioned about San Francisco's 2 largest Chinatowns(old and new/Richmond Dist.), which in respect are just as large, if not larger than NYC's . It's just perplexing that such narow-minded views of the world can still exist amongst New Yorkers. Of course, there's an ulterior motive at play here. It really has nothing to with Manhattan vs. Flushing, and everything to do with dis-crediting and downplaying the signifigance of San Francisco's Chinese community by ignorant people. And, let's not forget that there are also BIG Chinatowns in other cities throughout the world like Vancouver and Toronto. The last time I checked, NY doesn't have the tallest building(Dubai) or the most subway tracks(London) in the world. Simply put, NY is not the whole world.MealMachine (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:57, 23 March 2010 (UTC).

Removed illegal PD images.[edit]

I have removed several images originally from the public domain, because they violate one or both of the following laws concerning PD images.

1. Photographs in the pd may only be duplicated from an original source. It is illegal to make a copy from a copy. Since Daniel Ostrow, the author of "Manhattan Chinatown: Postcard History" is the only known owner of such photos, one would have to go to him for permission in borrowing them. The photos would then have to be transported to Wikipedia's head office in San Francisco to be scanned into the designated computer and directory from where they are to be viewed from. Duplicating any other way would constitute copying from a copy, a violation of PD duplication laws as defined by Alfred Bell & Co. v. Catalda Fine Arts, Inc., 191 F.2d 99 (2nd Cir. 1951).

2. It is illegal to make copies from PD photos which have been altered, modified, or in this case, incorporated into copyrighted & published works. The law considers such images as those found in the book "Manhattan Chintown: Postcard History" unique as a result of incorporation, and thus protected under US and international copyright laws.[1] MBaxter1 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:50, 25 May 2011 (UTC).

Nonsense. One is an indisputably PD file from 1896, and the other is from the Bain collection at the Library of Congress. Another is an ancient postcard published before 1923. These are not Wikipedia images. They are on Wikipedia Commons. If you have a problem with them, take it up there. ScottyBerg (talk) 21:23, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
For your info, PDimages can only be copied from an original source/copy. Your download was taken from a copy of a copy, clearly a violation. As for the commons photos... sorry, my mistake. They are still in violation of copyriht laws and should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MBaxter1 (talkcontribs) 17:26, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Did you understand my point about Commons? If memory serves me right, you've been told that in the past on at least one occasion concerning other images you've disputed. Removing valid Commons images here and posting lengthy pseudo-legal arguments is disruptive. If your claim is valid, Commons will delete them. Since it has been pointed out to you multiple times that you've gone to the wrong place to dispute the PD status of images that reside elsewhere, I am doubting the good faith of your complaints. You've also been told to sign your posts, and you disregard that too. ScottyBerg (talk) 18:12, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Mbaxter, anything released before 1923 is in public domain. Not everything in public domain howver is without duspute. My sister's publishing company learned this the hard way when they were sued and now only copy from legit sources. Rememeber you can copy anything in the public domain for your own use as long as its from the source. For example a photo presumably pd in a book that's simply a gallery of pictures is ok to copy. Covers any subject based on the photos and vice versa may not be ok as the author can lay claim to copywrite. NEVER copy from someone else's copy. This may be in violation of public domain fair use acts. The problem is that most people don't know and assume anything in public domain can be duplicated and passsed around like the flu. Likewise owners of copywrite materials containing pd works aren't aware of the law or don't care so there are no problems. It's only when they aware and bring up copywrite issues that problems appear and end up in court. I'm no expert on the subject so your best bet is to seek the advice of someone who is well versed in such matters. Try as they may have the answers which you seek. LetsGoRockies! (talk) 17:58, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


The section relating to immigration from Fujian province doesn't connect that to the Fouzhou people. Stating that Fujian province is in the Fouzhou region should do the trick. ~Eric F. (talk) 22:14, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

National Register of Historic Places & NYS Register of Historic Places[edit]

This article from DNAInfo states that in 2010 Chinatown & Little Italy, between Houston & Worth and Lafayette and the Bowery, were added to the National Register of Historic Places.It also says both are on the NYS Register of Historic Places. I know there's an info box for at least the NRHP, but I don't know how to go about adding it. Does anyone wish it? For reference, see articles such as East Village, Manhattan. caz | speak 23:23, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

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Why are there Chinese characters on this article? It's a neighborhood in New York City. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:14, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

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