In honor of this year being the Year of the Dragon, here’s the trailer for the 1985 film with that same title, featuring NYC when it had grit and character, and Chinatown before the hipsterfication and fast approaching gentrification.

Hua Mei Bird Garden, Chinatown in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, at Chrystie and Delancey Streets.

Hua Mei Bird Garden, Chinatown in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, at Chrystie and Delancey Streets.