Wednesday, October 25, 2006

HISTORY OF CHINATOWN


Chinatown New York City

The Chinese first arrived in the US in the early 1800s. Many of these new immigrants worked during the gold rush in mining, manufacturing, and building railroads. The Chinese in the U.S., were largely self-supporting, with a growing internal structure of governing associations and businesses that provided jobs, economic aid, social services and protection. Life became more difficult with the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943), limiting the growth of Chinatown.

Chinatown has been growing steadily since the elimination of the immigration quota in 1968. Today Chinatown is home to hundreds of garment factories that have an annual payroll bill of over $200 million, a jewelry district that rakes in approximately a $100 million in gold and diamond sales per year, over 200 restaurants that attract thousands of tourists, and 27 banks, by far the highest bank-per-capita ratio in the city.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a recipe for chinese cream cakes. The one they use for birthdays and are sold in chinese bakeries. It is the very light cake accented with fresh fruit (with peaches, kiwi, melon & strawberries) and whipped cream. I have scoured the net and have found NO recipes that sound like the cake I want to make, and have only found postings by other people looking for the same recipe!! Our family usually goes to ChinaTown in Boston when we buy them, but I want to learn to make my own so we can save on trips to the city...

Do you know how to make these cakes? These are NOT the steamed sponged cakes. I need a recipe for this baked cake and the the cream they use...I have heard the cream is not really cream but some kind of fake substitute..But so yummy anyway!! Can you help me in any way? tahnks...

TINA (desparate for cake)

10:27 AM  
Anonymous jewelry new york said...

This is the very interesting story about state..

5:08 AM  
Blogger Angela Navejas said...

This is truly a very fascinating story, in which you describe about the Chinatown New York City. Thanks for giving authentic information about this city. There are many facilities in this city like herbal salon in NY which helps women to look good. My good friend always suggests everyone to try it once, because whenever he goes, he used to go there.

11:17 PM  

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