This has made it harder for people to come into the city and has been difficult for businesses. In a Daily News article, they reported that
- Some 23% of Chinatown's residents were unemployed in the three months after 9/11, due to layoffs in the garment and restaurant industries, according to the Asian American Federation of New York.
- Unable to park temporarily near the old historic section, tourist buses have taken Chinatown off their itineraries.
- The number of tourists visiting Chinatown once numbered 2,000 a day; last year, a daily average of half that number stopped at a Canal St. kiosk to ask for directions, tourism officials say.
9/11 and CHINATOWN