Fascinating map of languages in New York

11 Oct

Didn’t expect Greek to still be #1 in Astoria, since the neighborhood’s Greek population has been dwindling steadily for decades. Also didn’t expect so many west African languages being spoken in west and south Bronx.

O.K. Upon examining better, this map is totally bonkers. How can there be NO predominantly Spanish speaking neighborhoods in New York? Not in Jackson Heights? Not in Washington Heights? Not in the Barrio or South Bronx? And who are all these French-speakers on both the Upper East and West Side? And Far Rockaway doesn’t have any Black English speakers? Just Amharic-speaking Ethiopians? And there are no Italian speakers in Staten Island?

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