CHINATOWN SOUNDMAP


Welcome to our Chinatown Sound Map! Join us on a virtual tour of Chinatown and experience how sound can shape our sense of place: click on an icon to listen to a real sound recording from Manhattan Chinatown's unique soundscape.
The interactive Sound Map is a collaborative effort made possible by the contributions of Chinatown’s residents and visitors. Anyone can add to it! Just send an audio recording to submit@soundsofchinatown.com

CHINATOWN SOUNDS

This Soundmap has been modified for the mobile version. For the optimal viewing and listening experience, please visit the website on your desktop/laptop.

Welcome to Chinatown! Join us on a virtual tour of Chinatown and experience how sound can shape our sense of place by listening to recordings from Manhattan Chinatown's unique soundscape.

Columbus Park

Chinese chess players at the park

Columbus Park

Traditional Chinese music on the radio

Columbus Park

Grandmas laughing and playing cards outside

Columbus Park

Birds singing

Manhattan Bridge, at Division Street

Fruit vendor shouting in Fuzhounese

Market under Manhattan Bridge (Forsyth St)

Crab vendor negotiating in Fuzhounese

Under Manhattan Bridge (Forsyth St)

Forsyth Market vendors selling produce

Manhattan Bridge, East Broadway

Subway car crossing the tracks over the Manhattan Bridge

Division St and Market St

Manhattan-Brooklyn Chinatown vans

Sara D Roosevelt Park playground

Playground chimes at the park

Sara D Roosevelt basketball court

Basketball and music at the park

Sara D Roosevelt Park handball court

Chinese dance class at the park with radio music and neighborhood sounds

Sara D Roosevelt soccer field

Outdoor soccer game

Chung Pak (96 Baxter)

Interviews with Chung Pak older adult residents about the change in neighborhood sounds.