Facts about Koreatown, Manhattan

Koreatown, or K-town as it is colloquially known, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, that is generally bordered by 31st and 36th Streets and Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenues. Its location in Midtown Manhattan leads it to be easily overshadowed by nearby destinations like the Empire State Building and Macy’s. The densest core of “K-town” is located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, and is officially named “Korea Way.” The Koreatown area of Manhattan is primarily a Korean business district, as few people actually live in the area. In fact, there are actually more Korean restaurants in Koreatown than Korean residents[1]. Most Korean residents of New York City live in the outer boroughs, especially in and around Flushing, Queens.

Once focused on fulfilling the needs of New York’s burgeoning Korean-American community (according to the U.S. Census, the city’s Korean-American population has grown from 69,718 in 1990 to 86,473 in 2000), it has seen an increase in non-Korean traffic in the last few years. -(Wikepedia)