I was full of excitement arrived when we all arrived to Manhattan, New York. We took a lot of forms of transportation including the Bolt Bus, the buses, and the Metro trains. When we first arrived and was walking through the streets of Manhattan, it looked like what it was in the movies. Everyone was rushed and busy; people were jaywalking; streets were crowded. It felt very different than DC, but quite similar to San Francisco’s Chinatown. Stockton Street was always crowded with people and seniors sometimes get impatient when crossing the road. I have a hard time wondering whether I like the busy streets or not.
After dropping our things in the hotel, we all head to New York’s Chinatown. There we took on a two-hour tour called “Then and Now” by the Tenement Museum. As we crossed by each location, we would discuss about the each changes from before to how it is now. One thing I learned was that the tenement housing. They were very similar to the single room occupancies in SF’s Chinatown, except that single room occupancies still exist to this day while tenements in Manhattan rarely exist. By the time we finished our tour, everyone was starving so we all head down to a Chinese restaurant and had a delicious hot pot meal.