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Koreatown, New York City

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Koreatown is an ethnic Korean enclave in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, centered on West 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Broadway, which is known as Greeley Square. It features over 100 small businesses, including eateries and shops.Historical backgroundHistorically, Manhattan's Koreatown has been part of the Garment District. Koreatown is primarily a Korean business district, but the neighborhood has experienced an increase in Korean and European traffic as well, and the resident Korean population in the area has grown concomitantly. There was never a formal plan or agreement to create a Korean commercial district in Manhattan. However, given the high tourist traffic stemming from nearby Midtown Manhattan landmarks like the Empire State Building, Macy's Herald Square, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, the Garment District, and the Flower District, it was a convenient location for Korean immigrants to settle. Initiated by the opening of a Korean bookstore and a handful of restaurants in the 1980s, Koreatown sprang into being. With their success, an additional stream of Korean-owned businesses took root in the neighborhood, coinciding with increased immigration from Korea; and with rising demand for the prime location, overall property values in the area increased as well.
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  • Looking for Korean food on your schedule, look no further than Korea Way between 5th and 6th streets in Koreatown. There are at least fifteen 24 hour restaurants on Korea Way according to what we coun...  more »
  • Love Koreatown! Whether you want any type of Korean cuisine, Japanese cruise or even Chinese cuisine, this part of NYC is for you. Don't only look street level for food, as some of the restaurants are...  more »
  • Whilst in NY for improving my language skills I went with a few friends of mine to K-Town as I had never tried this type of food and I was very intrigued. We headed to a tiny place of which i do not r...  more »