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

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