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    Who played the chicken tic tac toe when they ate in chinatown?

    is there anyone here besides me that remembers the good old days in chinatown NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    is there anyone here besides me that remembers the good old days in chinatown NY.
    For two years I drove cross town on Canal st twice every morning. Once about 12:30 AM, and then on the way back at about 4:30 AM. Does that count?
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    I looked foward always in the 60s and 70s when I got into chinatown to go play the chicken, and most people I chat with dont remember the chicken.

    sometimes, besides the food, you gotta stop and look around places.
    Ofcourse now, I mostly eat, but I still look around.

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    Growing up in New Mexico, the closest we came to Chinatown in the 60s and 70s was the canned Chung King Chow Mein dinner from the supermarket.
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    New Mexico was part of the US back then?

    I grew up mainly in Queens and Brooklyn NY, anything west of Paramus NJ was considered uncharted and hostile territory back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    New Mexico was part of the US back then?
    Yeah, but it was still New!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine;120105I
    grew up mainly in Queens and Brooklyn NY, anything west of Paramus NJ was considered uncharted and hostile territory back then.
    I spent a few years living and working in NJ when I was a young field engineer for a construction company. I was assigned to temporarily help on a power plant (garbage burner) we were building in Babylon, NY (Long Island). I remember clearly to this day the first time I drove over the Verazonno Bridge and took the Belt Pkwy to Babylon. Seeing the burnt out cars on the side of the road, I asked and was told that if your car breaks down and is left overnight, that is what you will find the next day. I am not sure but I believe I thought at the time that it was very hostile territory. Of course this was from a young man who was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Well, there's a chinatown here in D.C., just a couple miles away. And one in Frisco, and of course in L.A. But I've never been to one in NYC...

    But we never played chicken Tic-tac-toe. What is that, anyway?

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    Hey Allen -- I was born in the Bronx, lived in Hempsted then East Northport until the family relocated to Florida when I was 15. Never spent any time in the city, so I never played the chicken tic tac toe, only ate in China town once about 20 yrs ago (Thanksgiving Day dinner !! Loong story )

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    New Mexico was part of the US back then?

    Watch it, Allen. Them's fightin' words!! Actually Albuquerque has a decent-sized Chinatown these days - one of the denizens of the Chinese community owned the BEST restaurant in town, and his son has the most snooty upscale photo studio in town.

    But you haven't lived until you've been to San Francisco's Chinatown!! It's interesting that most of the housing for the Chinese is underground!!

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