Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chelsea, 24th Street Between Seventh and Sixth Avenues

Mary Sargent © 2008 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

This is the headquarters of The Korean American Association of Greater New York. I was surprised to read on their website that it is one of about 500 Korean American organizations in the New York Metropolitan area. 500!! Pretty impressive. According to the website, there is a Korean American population of 500,000 in the metropolitan area. I was also surprised to read about the annual Korean Parade, held this year on October 6. I'm not much for parades, being short, and not liking much to stand around anyway, but this one sounds small enough and short enough and unfamiliar enough to appeal. Here's a short video on youtube:

The parade proceeds down Broadway from Times Square to 23rd Street, so a good viewing point would be in the mid 30's, so that when one becomes fretful, tired, hungry and thirsty, one can nip over to one of the Korean restaurants there in Koreatown. Just read about those restaurants! This is starting to sound like a really good idea. Let's get up a group and go next year.

See map.

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