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Why is Queens more chowhound-ish than Brooklyn?

Welfare Christmas | Dec 10, 2002 01:18 PM

Why does the borough of Queens seem to have a much stronger contingent of ethnic restaurants than its cousin across Newton creek?

Don't get me wrong; there are some really world-class, excellent joints back in my home of eight years, but the discussions on this board seem to focus on Queens in a really huge way, and I can't help but wonder why.

Is Queens more ethnically diverse than Brooklyn? Does it attract immigrants with a more middle-class, entrepeneurial mindset? Are the commercial rents much cheaper than those of Brooklyn? Is the local administration more business-friendly? Or are the lower residential rents more amenable to starving-artist chowhounds, who cover in detail what they have nearby?

Enquiring minds wanna know.

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