New York City residents and tourists alike flock to Chinatown for the authentic food, sights and cultural experience. But which are the sights to see — and the sights to skip? Follow reporter Meagan Brauer of Pop Up New York for CBSNewYork.com, as she shows you how to make the most of your trip to Chinatown – for less than $25.

Museum Of Chinese In America

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215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 619-4785
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Learn all about Chinatown, its ancestors and present-day Chinese-Americans. Price of admission is only $7.

More: CBSNewYork’s Guide To Museums

Mahayana Buddhist Temple

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133 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002-5033
(212) 925-8787
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For a $2 donation, enter and offer a prayer to the 16-foot Buddah inside. And for $1, read your fortune.

More: CBSNewYork’s Guide To Famous Houses Of Worship

Nice Green Bo Restaurant

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66 Bayard Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 625-2359
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Visitors come from allover to experience the authentic eats Chinatown has to offer. Locals suggest Nice Green Bo Restaurant, which sits on Bayard Street (in between Mott and Elizabeth Streets).

See Also: The Best Restaurants In Chinatown

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

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65 Bayard St
New York, NY
(212) 608-4170
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Full of exotic flavors, this ice cream shop will soothe your sweet tooth after a day of sightseeing. Meagan’s mocha chip cone cost her under $4.

See Also: CBSNewYork’s Guide To The Best Ice Cream Shops

Columbus Park

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Cadman Plaza W
New York, NY 11201
(718) 722-3214
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This downtown park, smaller and quieter than the city’s famous Central Park, is a great place to hang out and people watch – for free.

More: CBSNewYork’s Guide To The Best Little-Known Parks

What location would you like to see Meagan check out next? Share your thoughts below.

Comments (4)
  1. Union Sq. says:

    I eat at Hop Lee on Mott Street whenever I go to Chinatown. Lots to see and do after eating.

    1. HUGO says:

      Do you mean Hop Kee?

      1. Truth says:

        There is a hop lee and hop kee. hop lee is a few doors down and on the street level whereas hop kee you need to walk down like toward a basement. Hop kee has great food.

  2. Anthony Mark says:

    I love that PopUpNewYork is working with CBS2
    Chinatown is awesome!
    I saw Bike Polo in the park near that Grand Street Station!

    This is great!

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