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Taking Over the Family Business in Chinatown

As the neighborhood continues to gentrify, the children of immigrant shop owners must decide how, and if, they will keep stores running.
Source: Aaron Reiss / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

New York’s Chinatown is one of the few neighborhoods in Manhattan where parks are still packed with multigenerational, four-season activity, where diverse cultures, cuisines, and traditions are found spilling out of storefronts and community centers, and where immigrants and non-English speakers can find a familiar foothold in a new and different country. Still, over the past few decades, gentrification has brought about significant changes. That has accelerated in recent years, along with

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