Chinatown Photo Prints

Limited Edition Large Format Metal Prints

 

Manhattan's Chinatown is one of the oldest and largest concentrations of Chinese people outside of Asia. New York City actually contains three Chinatowns, the others being located in Queens (Flushing) and Brooklyn (Sunset Park).

Select from a range of limited edition large format metal prints in sizes up to 45x68" for a show stopping display, or open edition archival paper prints up to 20x30" for an affordable yet dramatic accent suited to smaller spaces. Recommended sizes are noted under each image, with custom sizes available upon request for certain images.

If you'd like to make a purchase, email sales@chrispetsos.com .
Please refer to the image number and name displayed under the photos.

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3090 Man in Chinese New Year Parade
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

5108 Chinatown Gamers #1
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
5110 Chinatown Street Light
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0419 Chinatown Crosswalk
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

Photos of Chinatown
1528 Chinatown Intersection
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0876 Chinatown Gamers #2
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

Photos of Chinatown
8170 Chinatown Street SCene #8
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

For many outsiders, Chinatown is a destination for two things: shopping and authentic Chinese food...but this is not a place existing mainly for the amusement of visitors. Instead it's a real community of thousands of Chinese people, who conduct their daily lives and businesses on these crowded streets.

The Western reaches of the neighorhood along Canal St., near Broadway, are sometimes mistaken by tourists to be what Chinatown is all about....knock-off merchandise sold from tiny stalls. Just ignore that stuff; keep walking East if you want to find the real Chinatown. Entering the heart of the neighborhood brings the sensation of arrival in a foreign country. There are Chinese doctors' offices, travel agencies, lawyers, and every other kind of professional service with signs in Chinese characters.


2260 View Over East Broadway , New York 2017
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat
Metal Prints: 20x30", 24x36", 30x45", 40x60"


0394 Chinatown Street Scene #8
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0365 Chinatown Street Scene #9
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
5083 Tea Lounge
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.


In every way, Chinatown is like a city within a city. Freshly arrived immigrants from China are able to adapt to a new life with the benefit of being surrounded by their native language, and the comfort of easily finding their favorite things from back home.

It's great for New Yorkers too, because we're able to go there and be immersed in a colorful foreign culture. Visiting Chinatown is guaranteed to feel like a day of exotic exploration without ever stepping on a plane. It's wonderful to experience a flourishing immigrant community, carrying on the tradition of arrival and entrepeneurialism that built this city from the beginning.

The quantity of restaurants and food shops in Chinatown is astounding. There's an endless variety of fruit and vegetables being sold from tiny storefronts and sidewalk vendors. Fresh seafood of every kind is available, with some varieties being kept alive in tanks; they're still flopping around while being placed in your bag! You're guaranteed to see (and smell!) an endless variety of food items like you've never imagined possible.

The architecture of Chinatown seems providentially well suited for all of this, because the densely packed tenement buildings provide modest retail spaces for independent businesses and specialty shops to flourish. The historic buildings have elaborate architectural accents that lend themselves nicely to repainting in the vibrant colors characterisitc of Chinese culture. Asian decorations and signs combine with the old European-style building details to create an exuberant aesthetic that yells, "notice me!"

0404 Chinatown Street Scene #10
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

4203 Chinatown School Children
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

New York's expansive and colorful Chinatown had humble beginnings. For more than a hundred years since the first Chinese sailors and treadesman arrived, the Chinese population remained less than 200 individuals. Then, with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, Chinese laborers started to settle in the neighborhood in ever larger numbers. A man named Wo Kee established the first Chinese business on Mott Street in 1870, a general store selling exotic merchandise like shark fins, incense, and even opium!

Mott Street and the other narrow streets surrounding it are still a good place to sample the Far Eastern ambiance.

At the current time, Chinatown's boundaries are roughly Worth Street to the south, Lafayette Street to the west, Allen Street to the east, and Grand Street to the north...but the Chinese community is thriving and seems to expand every year.


1145 New Hon Wong, New York 2016
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat
Metal Prints: 20x30", 24x36", 30x45", 40x60"

8014 Chinatown Produce Stands
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
Photos of Chinatown
0460 Monk Entering Temple
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0416 Weighing a Purchase
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

8140 Chinatown Street Scene #10
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
7990 Chinatown Street Scene #11
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

8108 Chinatown at Night from the Manhattan Bridge
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0434 Chinatown Street Scene #12
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

7323 Red Chinatown Doorway
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0362 Tenement in Chinese Color Palette
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
Photos of Chinatown
0431 Bulbs World
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

5130 Buying Produce
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
Photos of Chinatown
0508 Chinatown Upturned Roofs
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

Photos of Chinatown
0322 Chinatown Street Scene #5
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
Photos of Chinatown
0516 Chinatown Info Desk
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0454 Eldridge St. Synagogue
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

3515 Chinatown Bakery Workers
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
3870 Chinese Lanterns
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
Metal Print: 20x30"

3156 Chinese New Year #6
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
3189 Chinese New Year #4
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
3087 Chinese New Year #5
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

0386 Chinatown Street Scene #14
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
0418 Fruit Vendor
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

3882 Durian Vendor
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.
1584 Kam Hing Coffee Shop
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11x15" archival print w/16x20" white mat incl.

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