Great article in the NYTimes makes the point that each new wave of immigration to NYC creates new ethnic and cultural community areas as the old ones fade.
Each time such a new cultural center is established so the overall cultural mix of NYC is made richer and more diverse.
NYC now has new ethnic and cultural centers for Guyanese (Queens), Mexican (Brooklyn), Korean (Queens), Arabian (Brooklyn), Ecuadorean (Queens), Ghanaian (Bronx), Sri Lankan (Staten Island), Polish (Queens), Bangladeshi(Brooklyn) and a new Chinese community in Brooklyn.
Each ethnic group brings with them their food and social customs.
They also bring new ranges of retail goods. And NYC is now so used to this process that assimilation and enrichment that newcomers are welcomed and encouraged.
Indeed NYC is THE MOST multicultural city in the world, which is pretty special.LIKE the diversity and richness of NYC.