Trip Tips: Latin Americans infuse New York with Hispanic culture

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:08am EDT
 
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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.

CULINARY NOVELTIES

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...

 
People make their way on the streets of the neighborhood of Queens in New York August 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz