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Street corner in Queens to be renamed ‘Little Manila’ in honor of Woodside Filipino community

  • The southwest corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 70th Street in Woodside, Queens, will be renamed to “Little Manila” to reflect the large Filipino community in the area.
  • A petition to install the street sign garnered more than 3,000 signatures last year, leading councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer to sponsor the legislation.
  • The New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation unanimously voted in favor of the proposal in December 2021.
  • The area is known for its Filipino businesses, including the first-ever branch of Jollibee in New York City.
  • The most recent census found 86,000 Filipinos and Filipino Americans residing in the city, with about 54 percent living in Queens.

A street corner in Queens, New York, will be renamed to “Little Manila” to reflect the large Filipino community in the area.

The southwest corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 70th Street in Woodside, Queens, will officially be known as “Little Manila” after the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation unanimously voted in favor of the proposal in December 2021.