Mott Street is a busy and narrow street in Chinatown that runs in a north-south direction in Manhattan. It is also considered Chinatown's unofficial "Main Street". It is one of the original three streets that formed the core of Chinatown in the mid to late 1800s. Mott Street runs from Chatham Square in the south to Bleecker Street in the north. It is a one-way street, southbound. Like many streets in Lower Manhattan that predated the street grid system, Mott Street meandered around natural features of the landscape rather than running through or over them.