Neighborhoods Tagged as: Ethnic Markets

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  • (Brooklyn)

    If you’re thinking back to old school Brooklyn, Bensonhurst is the place to be. Bensonhurst -- one of the neighborhoods further from Manhattan to still resist gentrification -- is home to clusters of family-owned businesses, local restaurants and generations of Brooklynite residents. The neighborhood is known for having heavy populations of Italian Americans and Jewish Americans as well as a slew of new immigrants, many from Asia, specifically China. Bensonhurst’s borders are slightly controversial, yet you’ll find the neighborhood ending at Bay Parkway and Stillwell Avenue, close to...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Borough Park is a Brooklyn neighborhood in the Southwest section of the borough. On the smaller side, the neighborhood spans from Ninth Avenue to McDonald Avenue and is one of the mostly densely populated areas of Brooklyn. Home to the most concentrated population of Orthodox Jews outside of Israel, the neighborhood is full of places of worship, kosher restaurants and supermarkets. Large celebrations like Sukkot and Purim are perfect showcases of the festivity and closeness of the community. The neighborhood is only two square miles, resulting in a very tightly knit population of families that...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Crown Heights, a predominantly Caribbean and Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, is an up-and-coming area (read: quickly gentrifying), attracting a diverse group of young professionals and artists. Authentic Caribbean restaurants dot the streets and some small trendy bars and restaurants have opened, such as Franklin Park beer garden, which draws a mixed crowd from all over the ‘hood. Franklin Street is a main area for shopping and dining, home to the new Berg’n, a beer hall and gourmet food court (think ramen burgers and wood-fired pizza), which will also be the indoor home to Brooklyn Flea t...

  • (Queens)

    Corona is a densely populated neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is neighbored by Flushing to the east, Jackson Heights to the west, Forest Hills and Rego Park to the south, Elmhurst to the southwest, and East Elmhurst to the north. Corona's main thoroughfares include Corona Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, Northern Boulevard, Junction Boulevard, and 108th Street. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 4, while the northernmost part is included in Community Board 3.Corona's zip code is 11368. According to the 2000 Census, the total population of this ZIP code was 98,6...

  • (Bronx)

    Belmont is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 6. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Fordham Road to the north, Bronx Park to the east, East 183rd Street to the south, and the Third Avenue (which formerly was served by the IRT Third Avenue Line) to the west. These boundaries give the neighborhood a crescent like shape. Arthur Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Belmont. Zip codes include 10458. The area is patrolled by the NYPD 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross-Bronx Expres...

  • (Bronx)

    Neighborhoods in the Bronx don't come much older than Kingsbridge - European habitation dates to the English in the 1660s; King's Bridge was erected as a toll bridge to Manhattan in 1693 by Frederick Philpse. It was the first time Manhattanites could reach the mainland without a boat. Some roots may stretch back even further. The Sister Tree at Corlear Avenue and West 231st Street is one of the city's oldest trees and so massive the sidewalk splits to navigate past the stately sycamore. By contrast the landmark Episcopal Church of the Mediator under its shade is a mere child, having been raise...

  • (Bronx)

    Kingsbridge Heights is a diverse neighborhood with a variety of shopping outlets and numerous restaurants. Morton Williams is the best super market in the area; however, the neighborhood has a fair share of smaller markets run by locals, which cater to a wide variety of palates and budgets. In Kingsbridge Heights, one can find anything from fresh fish and Middle Eastern spices to dried salt fish and Vietnamese Pho. The neighborhood has easy access to public transportation. It is served by the 4, B, and D subway lines as well as several bus lines, which pass through frequently. Several large...

  • (Bronx)

    Richard Morris, a Captain in the British Parliamentary Army, sailed from Barbados in 1670 to buy this land on the east bank of the Harlem River for himself and his brother, Lewis. Before the Manor of Morrisania was sold off nearly two centuries later the family would produce a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a United States Senator and a mayor of New York City. While the Morris name has faded from public consciousness, a more recent arrival from the Caribbean made history in the neighborhood that continues to resonate with Morris Heights’ residents today. Jamaican immigrant Clive...

  • (Bronx)

    In a borough with some gritty pockets, Pelham Parkway has shown the gentrification of the Bronx in action. With over 50,000 people, the central Bronx area has a hugely diverse population, including everyone from Albanians to Dominicans to Germans to Pakistanis to Russians and more. The income diversity of the area matches the demographics, shifting block to block from affluent professionals to minimum wage immigrants. Apartment rentals are slowly becoming more expensive, drawing middle and upper income families. Tall elevator rental apartment buildings are sidling more into co-ops, and the res...

  • (Bronx)

    The Bronx Borough Historian was once quoted as saying that "nothing of momentous importance has ever happened in Wakefield.'' New York City's northernmost neighborhood was named for George Washington's plantation birthplace in Virginia but he never did anything here either. If that sort of non-exciting, quiet existence sounds likes suburban living, Wakefield is guilty as charged. The low-density neighborhood is chock full of two- and three-family houses with driveways and small, well-maintained yards. The tree-lined streets and greenery preserve the history of Wakefield that was mostly forest...

  • (Bronx)

    Bronxdale is a neighborhood located in Bronx County near the Bronx Park, West of Westchester Village and East of Belmont.

  • (Bronx)

    Morris Park is a neighborhood in the Bronx borough of New York City. The neighborhood is part of Community Board 11 in the East Bronx. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Pelham Parkway to the north, the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks to the east and south, and Bronxdale-Muliner Avenues to the west. It borders the neighborhoods of Van Nest to its southwest and Indian Village to its northeast. Williamsbridge Road and Morris Park Avenue are the primary thoroughfares through Morris Park. The local subway is the IRT Dyre Avenue Line, operating along Esplanade. Zip c...