CHINATOWN — Justin Timberlake is giving Chinatown a whole lot of love in his latest music video.
Doyers Street, a popular alley for film shoots due to its classic Chinatown feel, plays a staring role in Timberlake's video "Take Back the Night" released Tuesday, according to Timberlake's Twitter feed.
The almost-six minute video cuts between scenes of Timberlake dancing and singing on Doyers Street to shots of him on stage performing in front of a crowd at Yankee Stadium.
JT plays the part of neighborhood local in the video, dancing through an underground Chinese café and high-fiving the elderly card-playing patrons as he goes.
Most of his Doyers Street time is spent outside a hair salon with flourescent Chinese characters in the window advertising $7 haircuts.
In other scenes, he dances with a young boy as well as nighttime revelers who would fit right at trendy mixology joint Apotheke or exclusive Mexican bar and restaurant Pulqueria, both located on Doyers Street.
Much of the shoot happened on a hot night a few weeks ago when temperatures reached 99 degrees, according to an interactive feature giving behind-the-scenes details to the video.