Manhattan’s Chinatown Still Bustling, But Brooklyn’s Is Bigger

July 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Manhattan's Chinatown still bustles, but Sunset Park and Flushing's Asian populations are booming. Flickr/

The Asian-American Federation found that for the first time ever, Brooklyn’s Sunset Park has a larger Asian population than Manhattan’s Chinatown, reported the Brooklyn Eagle.

The group also found that Chinese are still the largest Asian group in New York City, having grown by 33 percent since 2000. Sunset Park’s Chinese population has grown by 71 percent. The Chinese population boom in Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens can be heavily attributed to rising rents in Manhattan’s Chinatown, according to the article.

The Asian-American Federation’s report also found a 74 percent increase in the number of Pakistani residents — located mostly in Midwood — and smaller growth in the city’s Vietnamese, Cambodian and Taiwanese populations.

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