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  • 149 Restaurants
  • 2 Schools
  • 8 Grocery stores/markets
  • 17 Banks
  • 51 Nightlife options
  • 30 Fitness options
  • 442 Shops




Koreatown has an above average violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for New York City.


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Koreatown is a compact ethnic Korean area in midtown Manhattan. It's known for its many Korean barbecue restaurants, karaoke bars, and retail shops. But its most famous resident is the Empire State Building, built in 1931, which held the record for the world's tallest skyscraper until 1970. Much of the area is commercial, though there are some large apartment buildings.

Koreatown is bordered on the north by Midtown, on the east by Murray Hill, on the south by NoMad, and on the west by Chelsea.


Wall Street: 4.7 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 1 mile / 5-15 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by foot
Jersey City: 8.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit

Koreatown New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Koreatown LOCAL schools

Satellite Academy High School
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Distance:0.19 mi
Rebecca School
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Distance:0.21 mi
Rebecca School
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Distance:0.21 mi
Aaron Academy
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Distance:0.25 mi
Fusion Academy Manhattan – Park Ave.
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Distance:0.27 mi


Local Flavor   Koreatown Local Flavor

Woorjiip Authentic Korean Food
Woorjiip Authentic Korean Food 12 W 32ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10001 MAP

Noodle shop and restaurant in the heart of New York City's Koreatown.

Turntable Chicken Jazz
Turntable Chicken Jazz 314 5TH AVE 2ND FL, NEW YORK, NY 10001 MAP

Retro Bar and Restaurant serving chicken wings with a side of Jazz.

Pocha 32
Pocha 32 15 W 32ND ST 2ND FL, NEW YORK, NY 10001 MAP

Soju and Korean food on the second floor with lively atmosphere.

BCD Tofu House
BCD Tofu House 5W 32ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10001 MAP

You can experience the wonders of Korean cuisine at the moment your soup arrives, bubbling in a hot-stone pot with our delicious side dishes, including Kimchi, one of the most healthy foods.

Koryo Bookstore
Koryo Bookstore 35 W 32ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10001 MAP

Not your average bookstore in Koreatown. Selling Kpop, DVD's and books.

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