No one chooses their birthplace, yet it determines the opportunities that are presented to us throughout our lifetime. We all strive for a better life, but some encounter many more obstacles than others on the grounds of nationality and appearance. Remember that we are all foreigners somewhere.
It’s no secret that all big cities are culturally vibrant but when it comes to multiculturalism, NYC is second to none. Although Chinatown, Little Italy and el Barrio are the known touristy landmarks regarding diversity; there’s a myriad of hidden streets where the city as one knows it stops being itself. English ceases to be heard or seen and one suddenly feels teleported to a different reality. A tip, you ask? Astoria is a good place to start your cross-cultural quest.