Uncovering the Least Visible Cultural Groups in New York City

American Indians, Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and Pacific Islanders make up 2.9% of the population of New York City and are included among the others. According to QuickFacts, statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5000 or more, reveal that there are many differences between individuals due to their illness, personality, socioeconomic class, or education. However, the most profound differences may be cultural. Health professionals understand that treating each patient with respect is essential to providing quality care and avoiding misunderstandings.

To help busy professionals gain insight into different ethnic groups, WJM will be launching a new series on medicine and culture next month. The two Spider-Man movies set in New York City featured crowds of stereotypical New Yorkers. Since the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, and particularly since the 1980s, New York City has seen high rates of immigration. The Ukrainian population of New York was traditionally concentrated in the East Village of Manhattan, as well as in Brighton Beach (also known as Little Odessa).

Marvel Comics became famous for breaking with conventions and explicitly placing its stories in a real New York, giving recognizable addresses to the main characters' homes. The next wave of Puerto Ricans who moved to New York did so after the Spanish-American War of 1898 turned Puerto Rico into a US territory. Immigration records for Dominicans to the United States date back to the late 19th century, and New York City has had a Dominican community since the 1930s. Today, the 39 largest theaters (with more than 500 seats) in New York are collectively known as Broadway because of the main road that runs through the Theater District, and are mostly located in the vicinity of Times Square.

It is the largest and most influential American metropolis, encompassing Manhattan and Staten Islands, the western sections of Long Island, and a small part of the mainland of New York State, north of Manhattan. Having knowledge about cultural customs can help health professionals provide better care and avoid misunderstandings. In this case, a doctor who knows these cultural differences could agree with the patient beforehand what information he should receive about his condition, thus avoiding unnecessary distress or alienating the family. In the 1970s, punk rock emerged on the music scene in central New York with fundamental bands such as The New York Dolls, Ramones and Patti Smith.

In 1940, just over half of white New Yorkers spoke English while a large percentage spoke Yiddish, Italian or German. Along with London, New York City is the world center of musical theater often referred to as Broadway after its main street in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest art museum in New York and one of the largest in the United States. New York was once the third largest port in the United States at the time of the American Revolution but gradually conquered commercial dominance by mid-19th century.

The most popular majors in New York are General Business Administration (26%), Management (72.8%) (4.71%), Liberal Arts (26%), Science (6.140 and 3.99%), and General Psychology (5.347 and 3.47%). No singular style emerged; instead there was a mix that ranged from celebrating Pan-Africanism to high culture and street culture to new experimental forms in literature such as modernism to classical music and improvised jazz that inspired jazz poetry.