New York’s Chinatown in the Early 1980s

New York’s Chinatown in the Early 1980s


From 1981 to 1984, photographer Bud Glick worked on a photography project as part of the New York Chinatown History Project, now the Museum of Chinese in America. An older Chinatown generation was being replaced by a rapidly expanding new influx of immigrants. His goal was to document the transformation from an aging and primarily male neighborhood (due to restrictive and discriminatory immigration laws) to a new community of young families.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year on Bayard St., in New York City’s Chinatown, in 1984. # © Bud Glick

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Storefronts on Catherine St, 1981. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Mr. Ng, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Henry St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Division St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Columbus Park, 1983. # © Bud Glick

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Funeral, 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Chinatown, 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Left: Tony, Catherine St., 1981. Right: Mrs. Chiu in her apartment, 1981. # © Bud Glick

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Garment Factory, 1983. # © Bud Glick

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Big Tall Chin, Sam Wah Laundry, Bronx, 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Mott St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Bachelor Apartment, Mr. Ng, Bayard St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Rebecca with her children in their kitchen, 1982. # © Bud Glick

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Chinese New Year, Mott St., 1984. # © Bud Glick

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Columbus Park, 1983. # © Bud Glick

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Wah Nan Co., 46 Mulberry St., 1982. # © Bud Glick

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On the F Train, 1982. # © Bud Glick

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