Pell Street is one of those iconic Chinatown blocks that filmmakers love to shoot on. Short and narrow, with an abundance of awnings and flags, the abrupt end at Mott Street gives it a sense of intimacy.
It seemed like an innocent enough request, "Dad can you take my friends and I to Chinatown this Friday when we have the day off?" "Sure," I said. After all it would be good to get out and do something.