September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.;Jewelers;Chinatown (New York, N.Y.);Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
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2014.036.022 Oral History Interview with S.W. Sang March 11, 2004

S.W. Sang is a local Chinatown jewelry merchant who arrived in the United States during the 1970s. In this interview, he talks about his life as a migrant, moving from country to country, including China, Macau, and the Dominican Republic before finally settling in New York City. Sang was trained as a jeweler at a young age in the Dominican Republic and would eventually establish his business in Manhattan, operating stores in Harlem and Chinatown. As Sang expanded his business in Chinatown, he became more involved with community affairs and helped to establish associations that protected the interests of Chinatown locals and businesses. Sang also discusses the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and its effects on the local economy of Chinatown.