Just a stone’s throw from the skyscrapers of Manhattan is Astoria, long considered the Greekest neighborhood in North America. Tens of thousands of Greeks call this neighborhood home.
And while some will argue that it has lost a bit of its Greekness from years past, the fact remains that after English and Spanish, Greek is still the third most common language spoken in the neighborhood, according to a U.S. Census report on languages and diversity.
The New York City transit authority unveiled its newly refurbished 36th Avenue train station— in the heart of Astoria, welcoming its Greek-speaking riders with signage and messaging.
In addition to the signage, all public announcements are in Greek, as well.
Special thanks to Jimmy Panagiotou— our very own unofficial Mayor of Astoria— for sharing the photos.
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