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Monday, February 11, 2008

Avenue U

I don't really go by the various sub-neighborhood names of southern Brooklyn (If it's between Canarsie and Bensonhurst, it's Flatbush to me), but I'll stick "Homecrest" in there instead of "Sheepshead Bay" for the Avenue U area. Nowdays it's Brooklyn's other Chinatown (or New York's other, other, other, other Chinatown), and one of my favorite areas. I can't tell what area of China most of the people are from, and census data (8 years out of date now anyway) doesn't go deep enough into linguistic and provincial differences among Chinese immigrants, so I resolve to ask a few locals next time I'm there. A great, old time independent donut shop is still hanging on around East 16th street or so.

Neighborhood: Homecrest, Sheepshead Bay. Tracts walked: B576, B578, B580, B582

1 comment:

  1. Almost all of the Chinese on Avenue U are Cantonese/Taisan (Toisan) speakers. Many of them were once tenants in the Manhattan Chinatown or 8th Ave Chinatown. Those two place are now dominated by new immigrants from Fuzhou, Fujian province of China.