Dingding Hu, a New York-based illustrator, colour lover, artist, and life observer, partnered with the NYC DOT Art Department and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to tell the stories of Chinatown, Manhattan, residents.

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all images courtesy of Dingding hu

According to google maps’ quick facts,’ vibrant Chinatown is a densely populated neighbourhood that attracts foodies and tourists to its many dumplings, pork buns and hand-pulled noodles in Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants.’ However, with this series, Dingding Hu, NYC DOT, and MOCA remind visitors that Chinatown is much more than a place to get good bubble tea. With sports, festivals, culture, spices and tenacity, the streets are vibrant. The bold signs of Dingding are welcoming, modern doors to this historically rich location.

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