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Koreatown, Manhattan
Koreatown, Manhattan

Koreatown, or K-town as it is colloquially known, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, that is generally bordered by 31st and 36th Streets and Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenues. Its location in Midtown Manhattan leads it to be easily overshadowed by nearby destinations like the Empire State Building and Macy's. The densest core of "K-town" is located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, and is officially named "Korea Way." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 997 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 997 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Fifth Avenue looking south from 38th Street From The Wickedest Woman in New York: Madame Restell, the Abortionist Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA. It runs through the heart of Midtown and along the eastern side of... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, declared by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... This article covers streets in Manhattan, New York City, USA between and including 23rd Street and 42nd Street. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... Korea Way (located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway) is Manhattans center for Korean cuisine, shopping and culture. ...


Once focused on fulfilling the needs of New York's burgeoning Korean-American community (according to the U.S. Census, the city's Korean-American population has grown from 69,718 in 1990 to 86,473 in 2000), it has seen an increase in non-Korean traffic in the last few years. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


There was never a formal plan or agreement to create a Korean commercial district in Manhattan, especially since most Koreans initially settled in Queens or Bergen County, New Jersey. However, given the low rents and the high foot traffic stemming from proximity to the Empire State Building, Garment District, Flower District (among many others), it was an ideal place for Korean immigrants to move into. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Koreatown (Hangul: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


Initiated by a bookstore and a handful of restaurants, Koreatown sprang into being. With their success, more and more Korean-owned businesses took root in the neighborhood, coinciding with increased immigration from Korea. Today the area bustles around the clock with numerous restaurants, grocery stores, hair and nail salons, karaoke noraebangs, internet cafes, banks and hotels. K-town also serves as a midtown terminus for some Chinatown buses. Korea (Korean: (조선 or 한국, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... A Karaoke machine Karaoke (Japanese: カラオケ, from 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Passengers waiting at the Fung Wah Lines ticket window on Canal Street and the Bowery in Manhattan A 2000 Coach bus in NYC, August 2004 Chinatown bus lines, also called 野雞車 (ye3 ji1 che1, which translates as wild chicken trucks) in Chinese, refers to the private transportation industry that has arisen...


32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue (Korea Way) is one of the busiest streets in Manhattan, falling right behind streets such as Times Square and Herald Square. The street is the main artery to Penn Station, the PATH Train, Madison Square Garden and the Manhattan Mall, thus making it the daily destination for millions of commuters, residents, consumers, students and more. There are over ten four-star hotels, making this street an upscale tourist destination. Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Manhattan Mall is a shopping mall located in Herald Square in New York City. ...


See also

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ... Koreatown (Hangul: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Korea Way (located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway) is Manhattans center for Korean cuisine, shopping and culture. ...

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Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운 Koriataun [a loanword from the English vocabulary] or 한인촌/韓人村 Haninchon) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area.
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