is a known saying in New York and that is anything can be bought in "China
Town." With an enormous amount of people in that small area, it is
no wonder that one would find any type of goods for sale. The need
to survive creates one huge outdoor mall strecching quite a number of blocks.
Ethnic food as in every community is sold here too. Here you have
a view, at night, of the whole chicken or duck (I dont know which) hanging
in a window. Sold here as it would be sold in China today.
We, on the other hand, stay away from open display when paultry or meat
is concerned. They have the philosophy that sight sells. Although
this may be so in our society too, our sosciety doesnt display meat in
this fasion. I guess Amercains are very squeamish. What we
see here is a transplanted culture from their home country. This
is not foriegn to this country, the USA, as it is the melting pot of all
The Chinese have transplanted their culture to the extent that they
even have their own utensils. Here we have, on display, different
types of utensils they sell.
Chinese probably don't copy the environment that they came from exactly,
but one can't help but notice that both mainland China and China Town,
be it New York or any other place, is extremely pressed for space.
Here we see a typical China Town street, Canal street. Notice the
crowds that amass to purchase items in an outdoor shopping center-type
environment even in winter.