Because Gothamist can never have too much Chinese food, we stopped in at Taste of Chinatown this afternoon despite the weather forecast. The crowds were surprisingly large considering with some people saying that there were actually more on hand than expected. Pictured above is Peking Duck House and Ping's Seafood, both on Mott Street. As one might expect, there was a long line for duck. When we talked to one of the people in line, he said that he wouldn't mind waiting in the line for up to 20 minutes.

By the time we left, the rain was pretty heavy, but there were still lots of people milling about, huddled and eating under storefront canopies. If you didn't make it out today, there will be another Taste of Chinatown in October.

Photos by Tien Mao