A Nearly Forgotten Photo Archive Becomes A Vivid Exhibit Of Chinatown's Past

Big Bird visits Chinatown in 1982.

Boys with bikes outside 51 Mott Street.

Carvel Ice Cream, 53 Mott Street, 1980.

Schoolchildren from the Transfiguration School march on the 5th Precinct with Suzanne Reilly, school principal (right) and Susan Pankow, first grade teacher (left) October 18, 1984

Pagoda-topped phone booths with children, 1979

Mayor Ed Koch at a Chinatown fruit stand, August 5, 1981

Hop Shing Restaurant / 合誠茶樓/ 9 Chatham Square, 1978

Muhammad Ali with unknown woman and M.B. Lee, President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on “Muhammad Ali Day,” December 9, 1974

“Muhammad Ali Day,” celebrated in New York City on December 9, 1974

Peter Yew/Police Brutality Protest, May 20,1975

Peter Yew/Police Brutality Protest, May 20, 1975