A Video Postcard From NYC’s Columbus Park

Singers at Columbus Park, in New York's Chinatown - Photo: Wallyg/flickr

Singers at Columbus Park, in New York's Chinatown. (Photo: Wallyg/flickr)

When most people think of Manhattan’s Chinatown, they think of the knock-off Gucci bags and the funny smell from the fish markets on Canal Street. Little do they know that behind the touristy activities, there is a small oasis in the heart of the neighborhood where people play chess, sing karaoke and play sports. Larry Tung takes you on a tour of one of Chinatown’s best-kept secrets.

AboutLarry Tung
A native of Taiwan, Larry Tung was a political reporter for the English-language Taiwan News before moving to New York in 2000. Upon receiving his M.F.A. in Television Production from Brooklyn College, he has been a journalist, an independent documentary filmmaker and an educator. His films have been shown in numerous film festivals in North America and Europe. Currently he writes a column on immigrant communities in New York City for the Online Journalism Award-winning Gotham Gazette. He also teaches video production at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.