Chinatown – Brooklyn – 50th to 55th Street

Macao Imperial Tea 54-01 8th ave I went into this tiny store front and ordered the seasonal “Pink Girl” iced tea. This was frothy and sweet. There was no description, sometimes you just have to order by name. It turned out to be a blended strawberry milk tea with a fresh strawberry puree. It was pretty filling. Macao does a series of seasonal teas.  Right now they do have one of the VERY popular brown sugar milk teas that are popping up at many tea shops. They have locations in Brooklyn, Flushing Queens, K-Town in Manhattan and soon in Chinatown… Read More

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Chinatown – Brooklyn – 40th to 50th street

The northern part of 8th Avenue has a few stores for the community like laundromats, hardware stores and dollar stores. The bustle of the area closest to the subway station has not reached here. I had walked a long way (sometimes I just wander) and wanted something to drink. At 46th street on 8th Avenue I came across The Lorax. A small corner shop advertising frozen yogurt and smoothies. I loved the name so I stopped in. The store was set up like a 16 Handles, you got a cup and filled it with frozen yogurt from one of the… Read More

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Brooklyn’s Chinatown – Sunset Park/Borough Park

The largest and fastest growing Chinatown in the 5 boroughs is in Brooklyn. 30 years ago, most of the storefronts on 8th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn were empty or doing poorly. Now it is one of the most vibrant areas in the neighborhood. The borders are often disputed, but 8th Avenue between 40th to 68th street is where you will find most of the stores.  Brooklyn’s Chinatown in the Sunset Park/Borough Park neighborhoods house many residents from the Fujian Province in China and the area is often referred to it as Little Fuzhou.  This neighborhood is filled with vendors,… Read More

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Chinatown – Queens and Brooklyn – Toofy Duck

Yes, we are adults, but we are still attracted to bright colors and fun cartoon characters. So when we saw a bright yellow sign with an odd looking duck on it, we had to go. This was right across the street from the Main Street subway. We came out at Main and Roosevelt and it was across the street on Roosevelt. When we stopped to look, we had no idea what we were up against. Luckily it was all pretty great tasting. Toofy Duck is a chain of franchise food stalls that serve some pretty interesting and spicy items. There… Read More

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