Known as Little Senegal, or Le Petit Senegal, the strip of blocks around West 116th Street is packed with inviting restaurants and colorful shops, influential reminders of life back in their birthplace. Although called Little Senegal, landmarks with great historical significance for native Africans and African Americans stretch along the Harlem neighborhood.
Harlem’s Little Senegal allows locals to enjoy authentic African culture without ever having to leave the vibrant city. Comprised mainly of immigrants from Senegal, along with natives of Ghana, the Ivory Coast, the community is a well-preserved part of authentic Africa in New York City. Little Senegal is home to the Senegalese Association of America, the outdoor market Malcolm Shabazz, hot spots for African cuisine such as Red Rooster and Le Baobab, and countless businesses selling traditional African clothing, hair and body care products. The neighborhood also hosts thousands of locals each year at New York’s annual African Day Parade. For individuals looking to make a new life in America while preserving their ethnic identity, Little Senegal provides the best of both worlds.
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