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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…

82nd Street

4-5 Spanish, Neighborhoods

Elmhurst abuts Jackson Heights, possibly the most diverse neighborhood in the world, and you can see and hear many languages around here. For a 2010 field trip, I visited specifically because I had heard there was a significant Colombian community. And…

Hispanic Society of America

4 Spanish, Neighborhoods

Spanish is everywhere in Washington Heights. Located in the northern end of Manhattan, the neighborhood has 155th Street as its southern border and Dyckman Street as its northern.  The Hispanic Society of America is at Audubon Terrace at 155th…

East 116th Street and Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard

4 Spanish, Neighborhoods

This neighborhood covers a large swathe of Manhattan, from East 96th Street between Fifth Avenue and the East River up to 142nd Street. Among its diverse population are people with Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican roots. El Museo del Barrio,…

Urban Art

5 Hebrew, Polish, Spanish, Neighborhoods

Spanish, Hebrew, and Polish—for starters—can be found in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There are plenty of other languages floating around, but these three (excluding hipster language) are the ones I personally have seen the most of. I strongly recommend a…

3rd Street and Avenue C

4-5 Spanish, Neighborhoods

Loisaida Avenue is an alternative name for Avenue C between 14th Street and Houston. The name “Loisaida” is supposedly Spanglish for Lower East Side, but I haven’t been able to confirm that to my satisfaction. The area is heavily…