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Old 02-05-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Greetings,

Please post the little neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs that are culturally ethnic. Feel free to share your favorite spots (restaurants, stores, etc) and share your fun experiences if you wish.

For example, Little India in Jackson Heights (Queens) is full of authentic Indian food, bakeries, tailors, and supermarkets.

Little Korea in Manhattan near the Empire state building- It's small, but it has ethnic restaurants and patrons in these few blocks.
Chinatown in Manhattan- Chinatown is well known for shopping and food. So I must include it on my list.

Flushing in Queens- This neighborhood has a strong Asian flavor. The food is
incredible and there are many vendor and street signs in Chinese. This was worth the commute.

Finally, Little Italy in the Bronx- I have yet to visit, but I will eat dinner there.
Please share your experiences or just list neighborhoods that you have heard of!

All the best!
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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In this context, what does "culturally ethnic" mean?

In ANY context what does it mean?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Polish in Ridgewood [Fresh Pond Road] and Greenpoint.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Washington Heights and Inwood - Known for Dominican food but the best spot in Inwood is Johnny's/Pizza Palace on Dyckman Street and in Washington Heights it's George's Pizza on W. 181st Street.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Washington Heights and Inwood - Known for Dominican food but the best spot in Inwood is Johnny's/Pizza Palace on Dyckman Street and in Washington Heights it's George's Pizza on W. 181st Street.
In South Bronx there are also many places that serve great locrio de pollo and mondongo.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Default Dominican Food

Thanks for suggesting Johnny's/Pizza Palace and George's Pizza on 181st Street. Does 181st street have several blocks that contain great Dominican food or should I just visit the two that you suggested?

I often use yelp for great restaurants, but I am going to visit neighborhoods that display their cultures prominently.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Default A Walk Down Fresh Pond Road

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Polish in Ridgewood [Fresh Pond Road] and Greenpoint.
Thanks for listing this neighborhood. I found a blog that provides some photos.


A Walk Down Fresh Pond Road

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b...pond/index.htm

I'll visit soon. Thanks!

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Bay Ridge Arab community. Especially along 5th avenue between 68th and Bay Ridge Pkwy
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Finally, Little Italy in the Bronx- I have yet to visit, but I will eat dinner there.
I recommend Dominick's on Arthur Avenue. I go there probably once a year since when I was a kid.

And definitely make sure you go to the market. It's a great experience:
Arthur Avenue Retail Market - Belmont - Bronx, NY
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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There is a second still pretty strong Italian enclave in The Bronx in Morris Park.There are lots of Italian restaurants,bakeries,butchers,pizzerias and coffee shops,etc on Williamsbridge Road and Morris Park Avenue.In fact,a lot of the families that own restaurants and shops on Arthur Avenue actually live in this area of Morris Park.Dominick's son,Enzo,has a restaurant on Williamsbridge Road that is highly rated and is one of the mayor's favorite places.The official Bronx Columbus Day Parade is in this neighborhood too.
Another Little Italy, With Scant Parking to Match - New York Times

Morris Park, Bronx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Best restaurants in Morris Park are Enzo's and Patricia's !
Patricia's - New York City

Enzo's Restaurant


Pelham Parkway has the largest Albanian community in the US.Most of the restaurants and shops around Lydig Ave and White Plains road are owned by them and hearing Albanian in the streets of the neighborhood and in the shops is normal.
Albanian first lady visits Mother Teresa Way • Bronx Times

Pelham Parkway, The Bronx New York City


Woodlawn is far and away the biggest and most cohesive Irish neighborhood in NYC and it's not just Irish Americans.There is a very large community of recent Irish immigrants and they teach the kids in Irish at the local parochial school.Lots of Irish shops ,pubs and restaurants there.
Christine Quinn touts Woodlawn, N.Y. as 'Little Ireland' | Irish News | IrishCentral

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