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Frequently Asked Questions:

Audio and Videotaping/Still Photography:

Audio and video taping is strictly forbidden. When shooting still photographs kindly be aware of others in the group as well as be sensitive to residents who may reside in the area and may not want to be photographed.


There is only one public bathroom in Chinatown, near Mosco and Mulberry Street in Columbus Park. There are some restaurants where it is possible to use their facilities.

Blackberries, Cell phones and other Electronic Devices:

For the enjoyment and consideration of other tour members please place your personal electronic device on mute. If you must use your personal electronic device, please leave the area where the group is, so as not to disturb other tour participants.


Children accompanied by parent(s) or adult guardian(s) of all ages are welcome. Cost is $12.00 per child.


Only seeing-eye dogs are allowed.


There are 4 main places to park in Chinatown:

Rapid Park on Elizabeth Street, between Canal and Hester Streets.

Quick Park on Bowery Street, between Canal and Bayard Streets.

There are two smaller parking lots at Baxter and Walker Streets, just south of Canal and on Mulberry Street, between Canal and Hester streets. Please note that Elizabeth and Mulberry Streets are one-way streets running north. Baxter street is a one-way street running south.


Cash only.

What to bring:

Good walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing and a bottle of water.

Where do the Tours Meet:

The northeast corner of Bowery and Canal, near the base of the Manhattan bridge. There is a small triangular shaped area there with a half dozen small trees. It is catty-cornered from the HSBC bank branch on the Southwest corner and across the street from a Commerce bank branch on the northwest corner of Bowery and Canal.

How to Get There:

The 6, J, M and Z trains all stop at Lafayette and Canal.

The N, R, Q and W trains stop at Canal and Broadway.

The B and D trains stop at Grand and Bowery.

The A and C trains stop at Chambers Street.

Rain or Inclement Weather:

New York City Chinatown Tours is an all-weather operator! Call 646-713-9960 before your tour to check. New York Chinatown tours reserves the right to cancel any tour due to dangerous weather conditions.


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