What are New York’s most French-speaking neighborhoods?
Business news and technology website Business Insider has used the results of the American Community Survey from 2012 , a survey sent monthly to sample groups, to generate a map of the most commonly used languages at home in each district, not including English.
Unsurprisingly, Spanish is the most widespread language on the map. Coming in second after English in the vast majority of New York’s neighborhoods.
However, the map shows that French is dominant in Midtown East / Murray Hill (the fact that French Morning is located here is purely coincidental).
The article does not reflect the concentration of French speakers in Brooklyn’s “Little Paris” in Carroll Gardens where Spanish remains prevalent.
It is worth noting that French Creole is dominant in Flatbush, in south-west Brooklyn, due to the large Haitian population in the area.
Business Insider then got creative by removing Spanish from the equation (see map below).
The French language now prevails in the Upper East and Upper West Sides but also in Harlem and Morningside Heights (north-west of Central Park).
French Creole is appears in multiple areas in Brooklyn though Carroll Gardens is still not principally French speaking!