Chinese New Year in New York City / by Marc Cappelletti

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Is this a newly discovered Jackson Pollock painting? Not exactly. It's the street after the Chinese New Year Parade in New York City. Chinese New Year New York Streets

The parade is a fantastic, chaotic and colorful celebration that should be experienced, at least once, for a little bit -- at least until the claustrophobia takes over.  Here are a few shots from Chinatown and a previous Chinese New Year.

New York City Chinese New Year Photos Chinatown

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

New York City Chinese New Year Photos New York City Chinese New Year Photos

Make sure to try the food.  Appetizing, huh?

New York City Chinese New Year Photos

Date: February 17th, 2013

Location: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan
Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.) One block from major subway system, next to Manhattan Bridge, nearby all out of town buses, and surrounded by major market place. For full information, visit http://betterchinatown.com/.