Walking Around - New York City's Ethnic Neighborhoods

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Click on the column heading to see the list organized by that category. And click on the link on the right side of each row to see more information about that group in that neighborhood.


Neighborhood Borough Group Area within neighborhood Concentration More info
East VillageManhattanPolish & Ukranian (former)Low
Lower East SideManhattanJewish (former)Low
Borough ParkBrooklynChassidic JewsHigh
Crown HeightsBrooklynChassidic JewsHigh
MidwoodBrooklynOrthodox JewsMedium
King's HighwayBrooklynIsraeliLow
Ocean ParkwayBrooklynSyrian JewsLow
GreenpointBrooklynPolishMedium
GreenpointBrooklynItalianLow
Jackson HeightsQueensColombianMedium
Jackson HeightsQueensArgentina & UruguayLow
ChinatownManhattanChinese (Hong Kong & China)High
FlushingQueensChinese (Tawain)High
WoodlawnBronxIrishHigh
Brighton BeachBrooklynRussianHigh
JamaicaQueensWest IndianHigh
SunnysideQueensIrishMedium
SunnysideQueensHispanicMedium
SunnysideQueensKoreanMedium
WoodsideQueensIrishMedium
Washington HeightsManhattanDominicanHigh
BensonhurstBrooklynItalianMedium
BensonhurstBrooklynIrishLow
BensonhurstBrooklynHassidicMedium
Spanish HarlemManhattanPuerto RicanHigh
Spanish HarlemManhattanMexicanMedium
Spanish HarlemManhattanItalian (former)Low
Cobble HillBrooklynItalianMedium
West VillageManhattanGayMedium
ChelseaManhattanGayMedium
Park SlopeBrooklynLesbianMedium
South SlopeBrooklynPolish & CzechMedium
Morris HeightsBronxGhanaMedium
HighbridgeBronxGhanaMedium
TremontBronxGhanaMedium
TremontBronxJamaicaMedium
TremontBronxGuyanaMedium
TremontBronxCentral AmericaMedium
TremontBronxEcuadorMedium
University HeightsBronxVietnamese & CambodianMedium
Morris ParkBronxItalianMedium
SoundviewBronxDominican RepublicMedium
SoundviewBronxPuerto RicanMedium
ElmhurstQueensColombiaHigh
HollisQueensCaribbeanMedium
RidgewoodQueensRomania, Yugoslavia, BalkansMedium
RidgewoodQueensPolishMedium
CoronaQueensDominicanMedium
WhitestoneQueensOld FolksHigh
Washington HeightsManhattanGerman Jews (former)Low
FlatlandsBrooklynWest IndianHigh
Gerritsen BeachBrooklynGermanHigh
Gerritsen BeachBrooklynIrishHigh
Manhattan BeachBrooklynItalianHigh
Sunset ParkBrooklynChineseLow
FlatbushBrooklynWest IndianMedium
Morris ParkQueensAlbanianMedium
FlushingQueensFilipinoLow
Breezy PointQueensIrishHigh
RoxburyQueensIrishHigh
Belle HarborQueensIrishMedium
Upper West SideManhattanDominican100s, 110sMedium
WakefieldBronxJamaican & Caribbean241st & White Plains RoadHigh
KoreatownManhattanKorean32nd St between 5th & 6thMedium
MidtownManhattanBrazilian & Portuguese (former)47th StLow
Jackson HeightsQueensIndian & Bengali74th StHigh
Lower East SideManhattanUkranian7th - between 2nd & 3rdLow
BelmontBronxItalianArthur AveMedium
BelmontBronxAlbanianArthur AveMedium
WilliamsburgBrooklynItalianBetween Grand Street, the BQE, and Newton CreekMedium
Lower East SideManhattanIndianCurry Row - 6th St between 1st & 2nd AveMedium
AstoriaQueensGreekDitmarsHigh
WilliamsburgBrooklynPuerto RicanEast Williamsburg, BroadwayHigh
RidgewoodQueensGerman (former)Including German JewishLow
NewarkNew JerseyBrazilian & PortugueseIronboundHigh
Little ItalyManhattanItalian (former)Mulberry St.Medium
Sunset ParkBrooklynMexicanNorthLow
WilliamsburgBrooklynPolishNorth WilliamsburgMedium
WilliamsburgBrooklynIsraeliNorth WilliamsburgMedium
WilliamsburgBrooklynHipstersNorth Williamsburg, Bedford AveHigh
GreenpointBrooklynIrish (former)Note McGuinness BlvdLow
Rockaway ParkQueensIrishRockaway is sometimes known as the "Irish Riviera"High
WilliamsburgBrooklynChassidic JewsSouth WilliamsburgHigh
AstoriaQueensEgyptianSteinway, south of the BQEMedium
Sunset ParkBrooklynPuerto RicanWestLow

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