Trip Tips: Latin Americans infuse New York with Hispanic culture
By Walker Simon
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newcomers from Mexico and Central and South America are streaming into New York City in greater numbers, joining the long-standing communities of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans and enriching the chorus of Latin voices in the Big Apple.
Spanish is now spoken in nearly a quarter of New York homes and the variety of accents is growing, along with the variety of regional cultures.
The city's Hispanic neighborhoods offer culinary and cultural offerings close to the heart of the Big Apple, where landmark museums have mounted Latin American exhibitions.
Here are tips for getting the most out of a Latin-flavored trip to New York from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights.
To visualize the vibrancy of Latin American urban culture, visit the International Center of Photography's (www.icp.org) show "Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013."
The exhibit showcases life in Latin American cities, exploring themes like identity, protest and displacement. Continued...