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

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