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 email@example.com
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.
Chinese chess players at the park
Traditional Chinese music on the radio
Grandmas laughing and playing cards outside
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.