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How Chinatown Survived the Homogenization of Manhattan

With Tribeca to the west and Soho and the Financial District to the north and south, Manhattan's Chinatown has to swab the proverbial drool of hungry real estate developers and the entrepreneurial moneyed elite off of itself. The working-class ethnic enclave has held its own as Manhattan's been cooked into the expensive real estate capital of the world. Despite the monetary value tied up in the neighborhood's real estate, it will never—at least not for the foreseeable future—give into the homogenization that has happened throughout the rest of Manhattan.

Here's why. >>