Lunar New Year Brings Smiles And Hope Amid Hardships For New York's Chinatown

Crowds have been sparse for the neighborhood that has faced both a spike in anti-Asian violence and mounting economic challenges since the pandemic began.

Lunar New Year Brings Smiles And Hope Amid Hardships For New York's Chinatown
The Chinatown Community Young Lions perform lion dancing at the Lunar New Year Celebration in Manhattan

Crowds have been sparse for the neighborhood that has faced both a spike in anti-Asian violence and mounting economic challenges since the pandemic began.

(Image credit: Mengwen Cao for NPR)