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Old 10-25-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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Are there a representative Cuban population in NYC? I know Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are represented in NYC, but what about Cubans? Cubans are mainly represented in Miami. I have always wondered of there are a represented in NYC.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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There are more Cubans across the river in Hudson County, NJ, particularly Union City, NJ and surroundings. (Union City's nickname is Havana on the Hudson.) There are Cubans in NYC, but they're mostly subsumed into the larger Puerto Rican and Dominican communities without any areas of concentration.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Are there a representative Cuban population in NYC? I know Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are represented in NYC, but what about Cubans? Cubans are mainly represented in Miami. I have always wondered of there are a represented in NYC.
There used to be Cuban communities in nyc decades ago, even Spanish Harlem was once Cuban. Cubans have been absorbed by the Puerto Ricans. There is no Cuban community here in nyc any more, the only remenant of anything cuban might be cuban restuarants and cuban delicasies like the Cuban Sandwichs.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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There used to be Cuban communities in nyc decades ago, even Spanish Harlem was once Cuban. Cubans have been absorbed by the Puerto Ricans. There is no Cuban community here in nyc any more, the only remenant of anything cuban might be cuban restuarants and cuban delicasies like the Cuban Sandwichs.

Where can I find a decent Cuban sandwich in NY? I have found better ones in Brentwood, NY and Orlando. The ones in the city never seem to be well seasoned. None have cilantro. I thought that was basic ingredient in a Cuban sandwich.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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Where can I find a decent Cuban sandwich in NY? I have found better ones in Brentwood, NY and Orlando. The ones in the city never seem to be well seasoned. None have cilantro. I thought that was basic ingredient in a Cuban sandwich.
Dude, Sophie's Cuban Cuisine. I work in the FiDi and they have a couple around here on John Street and one on Chambers. The food is outrageous and very reasonably priced, it's my favorite lunch spot. I usually get the baked chicken sandwich with pickles or the Cubano sandwich. Nothing like good home cooked Cuban food at lunch, nom nom!
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Are there a representative Cuban population in NYC? I know Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are represented in NYC, but what about Cubans? Cubans are mainly represented in Miami. I have always wondered of there are a represented in NYC.
The best places to find Cubans is uptown Manhattan passed harlem basically in Washington heights/inwood , and the Bronx. I believe their is a tiny Cuban presence in western Brooklyn also. But at the end of the day Cubans are a small group that is well scattered all over the city. You will also find many dominican , rican , Haitian , and Jamaicans mixed with some Cuban to.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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Where can I find a decent Cuban sandwich in NY? I have found better ones in Brentwood, NY and Orlando. The ones in the city never seem to be well seasoned. None have cilantro. I thought that was basic ingredient in a Cuban sandwich.
. No, cuban sandwich doesn't have cilantro. Cubans don't use cilantro at all.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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. No, cuban sandwich doesn't have cilantro. Cubans don't use cilantro at all.

OK! Thanks
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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Dude, Sophie's Cuban Cuisine. I work in the FiDi and they have a couple around here on John Street and one on Chambers. The food is outrageous and very reasonably priced, it's my favorite lunch spot. I usually get the baked chicken sandwich with pickles or the Cubano sandwich. Nothing like good home cooked Cuban food at lunch, nom nom!
I have to check them out.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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There are more Cubans across the river in Hudson County, NJ, particularly Union City, NJ and surroundings. (Union City's nickname is Havana on the Hudson.) There are Cubans in NYC, but they're mostly subsumed into the larger Puerto Rican and Dominican communities without any areas of concentration.
Union City used to have a very large Cuban American community in the 1960's and 70's into the early 80's. It's mostly Central American, Dominican and Mexican now. What you see there, what is left of the Cuban-Americans, is the remnants of their once thriving business community, a restaurant here and there, a clothing store, etc..

As for Cubans in the rest of NYC, Cubans never lived in the Dominican and/or Puerto Rican communities. They lived in the Upper West side before it became Dominican. They've since moved out. As for the Puerto Rican community, most Puerto Ricans lived in the Bronx. There weren't too many Cubans in the Bronx. When Cubans first moved to NYC in the 1960's, they went directly to New Jersey, and Queens, some moved to Long Island. Jackson Heights had many Cubans, they've most out, it's mostly South American now.

NYC has a sizable population of well-to-do Cubans, but most are scattered around and submerged in the upscale neighborhoods of Manhattan.
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