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Chinatown in Honolulu

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An enclave of 19th- and 20th-century facades near downtown Honolulu, Chinatown turned gritty in the 1960s. But the markets, herbalists, and lei shops never lost their bustle, and a new wave of hot spots is bringing in a fashionable crowd.

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By Annemarie Dooling Oh, New York. As a city dweller, I’ve grown accustomed to my corner grocer and the kids yelling on the stoop next door. But as a traveler, I love escaping New York from within the city limits. It’s true, as a melting pot, a hub where so many have settled and will…

Steve Nash – ‘The Player’ from meathawk on Vimeo. My football-fanatic fiancé (that’s European football, mind you) tipped me off to a great charity event happening this afternoon in New York City’s Chinatown. The second annual “Showdown in Chinatown,” which is coordinated by the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash, pits international pro soccer players against an…

So after a whirlwind trip, IT editor Janelle Nanos is still recovering from her tour of the West Coast. She’ll be summing up some of the highlights over the coming days and weeks. I’ll start off by saying that eating well in San Francisco isn’t all that hard to do. The produce there is so…

Introducing: City Surfing

Traveler’s Associate Editor Amy Alipio offers up some city-licious links and other news from the City Life team. Get Some Dim Sum: At least, while you still can. Check out Andrew Evans’ interesting post on Gridskipper.com about the gentrification of Chinatowns, Washington’s in particular. Map it Out: We like superfuture’s cool maps for cities around…

In many major U.S. cities, you’ll find a cultural hub we all know as Chinatown (unless you’re in Seattle, where it’s the politically-correct “International District“). As many people flock to Chinatown for its cheap eats, the history and cultural aspects of these places often get forgotten. That’s why the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco…