Tag Archive | ChinaTown

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Fish Chinese Kite

Pink Fish Kite
Photos By Gail

I saw this fun Fish Kite for sale at Pearl River Mart in Chinatown! Imagine how beautiful it would look flying in the sky!

Pink Fish Kite


Pearl River Mart Reopens in TriBeCa!

Pearl River Mart Exterior Shot
All Photos By Gail

Finally, there’s bright spot on this dismal end of year season. Pearl River Mart, everyone’s favorite Asian Imports Store, has reopened as a Pop-Up at 395 Broadway. Oh, Happy Day. This space will become the store’s permanent location after a brief shuttering in February 2017 to allow for further construction on the interior.

Store Interior Far Right

I made an excited initial visit to the new store and can report that, while it is now much smaller than its previous 30,000 SF, multi-level home, this new space has many of the items you love to peruse, shop for, and give as gifts including ceramics and tableware, tea set, slippers, brocade satin purses and novelty tote bags, trinkets, cosmetics and of course incense and tiny statuary.

Buddha Garden

Pig Mug

Chinese Dolls

Store Center Left

This photo was taken from an upstairs loft, looking from the back of the store toward the front, and will give you an idea of the layout.


Store Center


Silk Purses


It is so exciting and comforting to have Pearl River back in business. Welcome Back!

Lao Tsu Saying

Pearl River Mart is Located at 395 Broadway, Two Blocks Below Canal Street in Tribeca/Chinatown, NYC.

Thomas Mann Saying

Bead Curtain

Store View

Chinese Clothing

Paper Lanterns

I'm a Pearl River Fan

Greetings from Chinatown Mural

Greetings from Chinatown Mural
Photos By Gail (Click Image to Enlarge for Detail)

Located on the northwest corner of Allen Street and Division Street in lower Manhattan, here is the Letter Guide for this fantastic Greetings From Chinatown Postcard Mural by artist Victor Ving (AKA DCEVE):

C – Maneki-neko cat

H – Manhattan Bridge

I – Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

N – F train and some trash (of course)

A – Box truck/ tribute to Jade BTM

T – Tsingtao Beer

O – Bootleg Louis Vuitton on Canal St.

W – Fung Wah Bus on fire

N – Nom Wah Dim Sum Parlor

Greetings from Chinatown Mural

Pink Thing of The Day: Chinese Lotus Flower Chandelier

Chinese Lotus Flower Chandelier
Photo By Gail

Oh man, this is really lovely. Photographed in an Asian Import Store on Grand Street in Chinatown, NYC.

Mural of a Guy Who Could Be Caesar Chavez in Chinatown

Caesar Chavez Mural
All Photos By Gail

This mural depicting what appears to be the likeness of Union leader and labor organizer Caesar Chavez can be found on a building located on Layette Street between Canal and Howard.

Mural Detail
Mural Detail

However, despite the close resemblance to Chavez, the group of musicians clearly visible above his head makes me think that this man might actually be a famous musician. Sadly, I could find nothing about this mural on the Google, believe it or not.

Danielle Mastrion Mural in Chinatown

Danielle Mastrion
Photo By Gail

I snapped this photo of a Danielle Mastrion Portrait on Lafayette Street just above Canal in Chinatown while I was on Jury Duty earlier this week. You can see some remnants of snow from last weekend’s storm at the bottom of the picture.