Fading Away: A Glimpse into Koreatown, NYC
Where is Koreatown and what kind of treasures can be found in this cultural oasis?
Nestled on the edges of Herald Square in New York City, Koreatown’s presence is most notably found on 32nd Street between 5th and 6th Ave. And it appears it is one of the only blocks left in the city that is still enveloped with Korean signs, Korean food, and Karaoke posters. To the silent onlookers eye, it seems as though Koreatown is sadly shrinking away as other storefronts are taking up residence in neighboring blocks. Will it survive, and if so, for how long?
Here’s a look at what is at risk of being lost to not only the immigrants, but to native Americans wishing to discover their ancestral roots or diets, or passerby’s interested in diverse cultures.
Text and pictures were created by Marianna Jamadi.