2016 Most Diverse Neighborhoods in New York City 

Explore the most diverse New York City neighborhoods based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics by neighborhood from the U.S. Census. Photo Credit: craigcloutier/CC BY-SA

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    Richmond Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 117 reviews
    Niche User:Local businesses, transportation near by. Easy to get to where you need to be. The city will grow in the next couple of years. More people will move in and a lot of new construction will possibly happen.
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    South Ozone Park

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 45 reviews
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    Tompkinsville

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 24 reviews
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    Rockaway Beach

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 16 reviews
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    Jamaica Estates

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 22 reviews
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    Briarwood

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 18 reviews
    Niche User:I have grown in this area so I would live here again. Overall, it is a peaceful and safe area. As of now I do not mind living in the metro area, but when I have my own family Id rather live in the suburbs. I see many good things in the future for this area.
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    Clifton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 15 reviews
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    Randall Manor

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
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    Hollis

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 12 reviews
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    Holliswood

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
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    Lower East Side

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 42 reviews
    Niche User:I have lived in many places (Tennessee, Pennsylvania, florida, Copenhagen). I would chose to live in this neighborhood because there is s much to offer. My specific block has an old school that is now a community center. It offers free performances in the court yard, haunted houses, etc. My block is full of local restaurants. The Mexican restaurant below has performances and music. Walking around you begin to see local faces. Walking distance from work. Small town feel that can get lost in a big city where tourists are so present.
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    College Point

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 32 reviews
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    Park Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 21 reviews
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    Pelham Gardens

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 26 reviews
    Niche User:I wouldn't want to live anywhere else because I don't know if I would be in an area that has a vast amount of public transportation or local services. I wish that there were more local restaurants and local shopping stores (ex. boutiques).
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    Stapleton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    Ozone Park

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 59 reviews
    Niche User:Everyone knows each other and the neighbors are all friendly. We respect each other and our privacy. The community is great. You have a grocery store, laundry mat, local stores/restaurants and deli all in one vicinity. Public transportation are convenient too.
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    New Brighton

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:Having the City (Manhattan) so close to where i live is so convienent. And all of the opportunities the a presented to me just because i live here is a plus. NYC is a great places to live and i wouldn't rather live anywhere else.
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    Fort Greene

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 13 reviews
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    Long Island City

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 42 reviews
    Niche User:In my area I can walk by myself after 10pm and still safe. Lots of delis and restaurants open until late. Also, subway is working pretty good and clean station, I'm happy to be in this area.
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    St. George

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    Bensonhurst

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 44 reviews
    Niche User:This area is okay since its close by 86th street and bay parkway, which both are populated area with a lot of different markets and stores available. However, there is also a lot of strangers say unwelcome greetings or comments to females to gain attentions.
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    Woodside

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 41 reviews
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    Bath Beach

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 24 reviews
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    Sunnyside

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 39 reviews
    Niche User:This area is a great place to live in. Everything is close to my home, from a grocery store to the train station. This neighborhood has really respectful people. Also, this neighborhood is a quiet and calm neighborhood.
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    Bayside

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 63 reviews
    Niche User:Queens is very diverse and my neighbors have lived in the houses for over 30 years! It's amazing to see families growing in the initial house it started in! The community is close knit in my opinion! Pet lovers at least on every block, and walking distance from restaurants and shopping areas.
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