2. Little Tibet in Jackson Heights, Queens
At certain times of the year, you can see native Tibetans dressed in fancy, traditional attire in the area around 74th street between Roosevelt and 37th Avenues in Jackson Heights on certain religious holidays. The area also has at least a dozen Tibetan and Nepalese restaurants in the area and “Tibetan Mobile,” a cell phone store. A 2011 New York Magazine article gave two nicknames to this area: Little Tibet and Himalayan Heights. While this area has been a recent development, it is thriving for now.