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  • (Manhattan)

    "The East Harlem neighborhood has seldom been known by its geographic constraints but always by its ethnicity. The chunk of Manhattan Island at the confluence of the Harlem and East rivers north of 96th Street and east of 5th Avenue spent much of its life as farmland until the arrival of the Lexington Avenue subway after World War I. Italians and Sicilians were the first groups to arrive en masse and the neighborhood was christened Italian Harlem. New York's most famous mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, hailed from East Harlem. The next wave of migration brought Latinos and the neighborhood's more...

  • (Manhattan)

    Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Harlem can be separated into three separate yet cohesive main sections: Central Harlem, West Harlem, and East Harlem.

  • (Manhattan)

    "The Lower East Side’s rich immigrant history has made it a truly dynamic place to be for centuries! Currently popular with creatives and young professionals, the Lower East Side (LES) was previously inhabited by Italian immigrants who eventually moved north to Little Italy, Chinese immigrants who moved west to Chinatown and Eastern European Jewish immigrants who moved across the river to Williamsburg. But remnants of these ethnic enclaves are all over the neighborhood. Stretching below Delancey Street and down towards Grand Street, from the East River to Broadway, the Lower East Si...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Notable home to Hasids (South Williamsburg) and Hipsters (North Williamsburg), i.e. Orthodox Jews and “alternative” twenty-somethings, Williamsburg has also seen a ton of changes in recent years. 2014 brought an Urban Outfitters, J.Crew and Starbucks to the neighborhood, and an Apple store and Whole Foods are both rumored to be moving in soon. While many local businesses have been forced to close due to this infiltration, plenty of Williamsburg classics are still standing strong. Walk down Bedford Avenue, from North 12th St all the way to South 7th and you’ll see independent ba...