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Bollywood Music

5 General, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Neighborhoods

This is a fantastically polyglottal community in northwestern Queens. Take the subway to Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street and you will find yourself in possibly the most diverse community in the world.  You can hear massive amounts of Spanish along…

Indian Restaurant Row

5 Hindi, Food and Drink, Neighborhoods

On East 6th Street between First and Second avenues are numerous Indian restaurants, sometimes referred to collectively as Indian Restaurant Row. When I first moved to New York in 1990, I ate here constantly: yummy, inexpensive food. The Indian languages spoken…

Sahil Sari Palace

Hindi, Neighborhoods

Little India in Jackson Heights offers many languages and a window into a culture that began far, far away.  Along 74th Street you can find Hindi and Bengali signs, sari-wearing women, store windows filled with elaborate gold jewelry, the…