Filipinos in the New York metropolitan area
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Filipinos in the New York metropolitan area constitute one of the fastest growing ethnicities in the United States, attracted to the area's massive population and its attendant economic opportunities and cultural offerings. By 2014 Census estimates, the New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area was home to 262,375 Filipino Americans, 221,612 (84.5%) of them uniracial Filipinos.
- 1 History
- 2 List of Little Manilas
- 3 Culture
- 4 Notable NYC-area Filipinos
- 5 See also
- 6 References
While larger populations Filipinos immigrated to New York City after 1965, many Filipinos began arriving in New York in the early 1900s. Many came to study as pensionados (or sponsored students) in universities like Columbia University and New York University. Like other immigrants at the time, these Filipinos entered through Ellis Island; Manuel Quezon and Carlos Romulo are among the small group of Filipinos who arrived in this way. In 1911, some Filipinos worked at the Dreamland Amusement Park in Coney Island, where they simulated what “savage” life was like in the Philippines. Most other Filipinos in New York at this time were seamen who docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. A Filipino restaurant called Manila Restaurant opened in the late 1920s and was located at 47 Sand Street in Brooklyn.
In 1927, one of the first Filipino civic organizations in New York City, the Filipino Women's Club, was founded. In 1960, there were only 2,744 Filipino Americans in New York City. In 1970, there were 14,279 Filipinos in New York State, 52.4% of whom were college graduates. Filipinos in the New York City metropolitan area also did not enjoy the early advantage of their counterparts on the West Coast of the United States in terms of perceived geographic proximity to the Philippines by marine and air routes. Also in the 1990s, Philippine Airlines, which had provided service to Newark Liberty International Airport, discontinued this service due to financial difficulties. However, the determined Filipino American communities of the New York City metropolitan region ultimately overcame these obstacles in conjunction with the sheer number of opportunities provided by the region for Filipinos to work and thrive as a highly achieving, ambitious, and rapidly growing presence, first within the New York City region's Asian American milieu and eventually amidst its mainstream population. Filipino Americans started working in the traditional nursing and healthcare fields in the region's numerous hospitals and clinics, before branching out to other professional fields.
In the East Village and the Lower East Side, Manhattan, there was significant Filipino migration in the late 1980s due to mass recruitment of Filipino medical professionals to area hospitals, notably New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel Medical Center, and the former Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. Migration was spurred by the hospitals' offer of subsidized housing to employees, in the midst of ongoing rent strikes in the neighborhood. The burgeoning Little Manila centered on 1st Avenue and 14th Street, around which there were, at the peak, a number of grocery/video rental stores and Filipino restaurants within a few blocks of one another. Filipino American community relations were strengthened by local Roman Catholic churches in the East Village and Gramercy Park areas. As rents increased, and properties were taken over by New York University, the number of Filipinos and Filipino businesses in the East Village's Little Manila waned. Elvie's Turo-Turo, the longest standing Filipino business in the area, closed in late 2009 after almost 20 years of operation. New Filipino businesses continue to sprout up.
In the 1970s and '80s, Filipinos in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan region had a higher socioeconomic status than Filipinos elsewhere, as more than half of Filipino immigrants to the metropolitan area were healthcare professionals or other highly trained professionals, in contrast to established working-class Filipino American populations elsewhere. In 1990, there were 43,229 Filipinos in New York City, with the number increasing to around 50,000 in 2000. The borough of Queens is home to the largest concentration of Filipinos within New York City, with about 38,000 Filipinos per the 2010 Census. In 2011, New York City was home to an estimated 82,313 Filipinos, representing a 7.7% increase from the estimated 77,191 in 2008, with 56%, or about 46,000, living in Queens. The Filipino median household income in New York City was $81,929 in 2013, and 68% held a bachelor's degree or higher.
In 2008, the New York metropolitan area was home to 215,000 Filipinos. By the 2010 Census, within the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA, there were 217,349 Filipino Americans, with an additional 15,631 in the greater New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA. As of 2011, over 150,000 Filipino-born immigrants resided in the New York City metropolitan region.
In 2013, 4,098 Filipinos legally immigrated to the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA core based statistical area; in 2012, this number was 4,879; 4,177 in 2011; 4,047 in 2010, 4,400 in 2009, and 5,985 in 2005. These numerical values do not include the remainder of the New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. Philippine Airlines has resumed service to the New York City region since March 2015, with direct, one-seat service to Manila, this time utilizing JFK International Airport as its gateway. In April 2018, Philippine Airlines announced plans to launch non-stop flight service between JFK international Airport and Manila.
List of Little Manilas
Little Manilas have emerged in the New York City metropolitan area, located in Woodside, Queens; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Bergenfield, New Jersey; in addition to smaller Filipino American subenclaves developing throughout the metropolitan region.
Filipino restaurants dominate the area, as well as several freight delivery and remittance centers scattered throughout the neighborhood. Other Filipino-owned businesses including professional services (medical, dental, optical), driving schools, beauty salons, immigration services, and Filipino video rental establishments are present in the community.
Woodside has many types of transpositions used in a daily bases.There's the IRT Flushing Line (7 train), known colloquially as the Orient Express, the 69th Street station serves as the gateway to Queens' largest Little Manila , the long Island rail road, along with other public transpositions such as buses. All these public transportations help attract all of woodsides residents to get around. The coverage of Little Manila is along Roosevelt Avenue, between 58th and 74th Streets. Elsewhere in Queens, Filipinos are also concentrated in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. There are also smaller Filipino communities in Jamaica, Queens and parts of Brooklyn. The Benigno Aquino Triangle is located on Hillside Avenue in Hollis, Queens to commemorate the slain Filipino political leader and to recognize the large Filipino American population in the area.
In February 2008, the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center opened its doors in Woodside, a project spearheaded by the Philippine Forum. The Philippine Forum also hosts the annual Bayanihan Cultural Festival at the Hart Playground in September to commemorate Filipino American History Month.
There are many restaurants located in Woodside, a good portion of them containing Filipino cuisine. These include Ihawan ,Renee's ,Woodside cafe and the most commonly known Jollibee, which has been a significant restaurant in Filipino culture.
The Philippine Consulate of New York has a multipurpose role – aside from its governmental duties and functions, it also caters to many events of the Filipino American community and even has a school called Paaralan sa Konsulado (School at the Consulate), which teaches newer-generation Filipino Americans about their culture and language. The consulate is known as the Philippine Center. The Philippine Center's large edifice is situated on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and is open to the public on business days and closed on Philippine and American holidays. The building itself is considered as the largest foreign consulate on the strip of the avenue. The Archdiocese of New York designated a chapel named after the first Filipino Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila for the Filipino Apostolate. Officially designated as the "Church of Filipinos," the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Lower Manhattan is only the third in the world and the first in the United States dedicated as such.
Eastern Long Island
Long Island, with its vibrant and burgeoning Asian American populations including Chinese Americans, Indian Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans, now adds the relatively recent growth of Filipino Americans as well, following the overall eastward expansion from Queens into Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Northern and Central New Jersey
Northern and Central New Jersey are home to significant overseas Filipino populations, numbering at more than 100,000 statewide, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. While Filipinos can be found across the state, the commercial districts catering to the Filipino community are found mostly in the state's urban areas. State and local governments in the Garden State have significant numbers of employees of Filipino background, and they play a vital role in the state's affairs, issues, commerce, and health care. Filipino enclaves exist in Jersey City, Bergenfield, Paterson, Passaic, Union City, Elizabeth, and most recently, Edison. The Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus hosts the annual Philippine Fiesta, a cultural festival that draws Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike from across the New York metropolitan area. The event takes place on the weekend of the second week of August.
Bergen County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, and Passaic County have developed in Northern and Central New Jersey as popular destinations for Filipino Americans. Within Bergen County, Bergenfield, along with Paramus, Hackensack, New Milford, Dumont, Fair Lawn, and Teaneck, have developed growing Filipino populations. Taken as a whole, these municipalities are home to a significant proportion of Bergen County's Philippine population. A census-estimated 20,859 Filipino Americans resided in Bergen County as of 2013, embodying an increase from the 19,155 counted in 2010. The Philippine-American Community of Bergen County (PACBC) organization is based in Paramus, while other Filipino organizations are based in Fair Lawn and Bergenfield. Bergen County's vibrant and culturally active Filipino community repatriated significant financial assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines in November 2013. In Hudson County, Jersey City is home to the largest Filipino population in New Jersey, with over 16,000 Filipinos in 2010. Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, Bergen County, launched its Filipino Medical Program in December 2015.
Seven per cent (7%) of Jersey City's population is Filipino. The Five Corners district has a thriving Filipino community, which is one of the largest Asian-American subgroups in the city. Newark Avenue's strip of Filipino culture and commerce is significantly large and growing. A variety of Filipino restaurants, shippers and freighters, doctors' officers, bakeries, stores, and even an office of The Filipino Channel made Newark Avenue their home. The first Filipino owned grocery store on the East Coast, Phil-Am Food, originated in Jersey City since 1973; while that establishment's name changed to FilStop, the moniker Phil-Am has since expanded to businesses in Middlesex County, including Woodbridge and East Brunswick. An array of Filipino-owned businesses can also be found in Jersey City's West Side section, where many of its residents are of Filipino descent. In 2006, a Red Ribbon pastry shop opened its first branch on the East Coast in the Garden State. Manila Avenue in Downtown Jersey City was named for the Philippine city because of the many Filipinos who built their homes on this street during the 1970s. A memorial, dedicated to the Filipino American veterans of the Vietnam War, was built in a small square on Manila Avenue. A park and statue dedicated to Jose P. Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, exists in downtown Jersey City. Jersey City is the host of the annual Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade, an event that occurs yearly in June, on its last Sunday. The City Hall of Jersey City raises the Philippine flag in correlation to this event and as a tribute to the contributions of the Filipino community. The Santakrusan Procession along Manila Avenue has taken place since 1977.
In 2011, Rolando Lavarro, Jr., became the first Filipino American to win an elective position in Jersey City as city council member, and in 2013, Lavarro became the first Filipino American council president of Jersey City. Several Filipinos have been appointed to various Jersey City municipal posts and commissions.
Bergenfield is informally known as the Little Manila of Bergen County with a significant concentration of Filipino residents and businesses. Between 2000 and 2010, the Filipino-American population of Bergenfield grew from 11.7 percent, or 3,081 residents, to 17.1 percent, or 4,569, and increasing further to 5,062 (18.4%) by 2016. In 2014, Filipino-born attorney Arvin Amatorio was elected a borough councilman; while in the late 1990s, Bergenfield had become the first municipality on the East Coast of the United States to elect a Filipino mayor, Robert C. Rivas. On the other side of Bergen County, the Filipino population of Fair Lawn was estimated to have more than doubled between 2010 and 2017. Also in Bergen County, Jonathan Wong was elected city councilman in Mahwah in November 2014. The annual Filipino American Festival is held in Bergenfield.
Edison, and surrounding Middlesex County, New Jersey, have emerged as a growing hub for Filipinos since 2010. A significant number of Filipinos in Middlesex County work in the burgeoning healthcare and other life-science disciplines at Central Jersey's numerous medical and pharmaceutical institutions.
Philippine Independence Day Parade
The annual Philippine Independence Day Parade is traditionally held on the first Sunday of June on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The parade is said to be one of the largest parades of any kind in the city and the largest Philippine celebration in the United States. This celebration is a combination of a parade and a street fair. Madison Avenue is replete on this day with Filipino culture, colors, and people and is attended by many significant political figures, entertainers, civic groups, etc. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Charles Schumer are devout attendees of this annual parade.
Alleged Discrimination Against Attendees of the 2018 NYC Philippine Independence Day Parade.
New York City rejected a formal complaint of discrimination and found no violation of the City zoning code when attendees of the June 3, 2018 Philippine Independence day parade were cleared from a designated New York City Madison Avenue public plaza on the parade route. The public plaza was then barricaded, patrolled by building security and access denied to the parade crowd. New York City officials, in rejecting the complaints filed by witnesses, offered no explanation why the largely Filipino crowd could not sit or stand in the public plaza which is designated to be open 24 hours for public use.
Philippine-American Friendship Day Parade
Arts, entertainment, and media
In 2013, so many Filipino films screened across New York City as a part of the New York Asian Film Festival that, according to the Philippine Inquirer, "it could very well have been called the New York Filipino Film Festival".
In 2014, Here Lies Love, a bio-musical play about the personal and political dynamics between former Philippine first couple Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, opened off-Broadway. The majority of the cast members were of Filipino descent, and the play was set in a discotheque.
Food and culinary
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The growth in the New York City metropolitan region's Filipino populace has been accompanied by growth in the number of Filipino restaurants, with the accessibility of Filipino-Chinese specialties such as siopao joining traditional Philippine cuisine, including inihaw na liempo and kare kare, snacks such as pandesal, and desserts including ensaïmada, purple ube cakes, halo-halo, and mango cake rolls. Turo Turo-style buffet dining has become readily available. Beginning in the mid-2010s, Filipino cuisine began to take on a more prominent place in the New York metro as well as Washington metro areas.
Filipinos in New York and New Jersey, as in the United States as a whole, are highly fluent in English. However, in the largest Little Manilas in the area, including Woodside, Jersey City, and Bergenfield, Tagalog signage is commonplace.
Notable NYC-area Filipinos
- Tracy Espiritu – District Instructional Coach, Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 2014-2015 Milken Educator Award 
- Amado Gabriel Esteban – President, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, appointed in 2011
- Conrado Gempesaw – President of St. John's University (New York City)
- Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; author, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice
- Nicole Ponseca, Owner of Jeepney and Maharlika Moderno restaurants, leader of “Filipino Food Movement”
- Vernie Bacolot, MS, RN-BC – President, Philippine Nurses Association of New York, 2012-2014
- Eduardo Macalino, M.D., Brooklyn – President, Philippine Medical Association of America, under the auspices of the American Medical Association
- Belle M. Villafuerte – President, Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, 2014-2016
- Marissa Aroy; Emmy-winning filmmaker; documentary producer of ‘‘Delano Manongs’’
- Katherine Creag – reporter, WNBC
- Ernabel Demillo; four-time Emmy-nominated journalist; former reporter for Fox5; host of Asian American Life on CUNY TV
- Angela Dimayuga – food critic, The New York Times and chef
- Kristine Johnson – anchor, WCBS-TV
- Ligaya Mishan – food critic, The New York Times
- Noel Pangilinan – editor specializing in Filipino immigration to the United States
- Nina Pineda – journalist, WABC-TV
- Elaine Quijano – in October 2016, became the first Asian American journalist to anchor a U.S. national debate
- Reena Rose Sibayan – photographer, The Jersey Journal
Politics and diplomacy
- Arvin Amatorio – councilman for Bergenfield, Bergen County, New Jersey, elected in 2014
- Carlia Brady – the first Filipino judge in New Jersey's Superior Court system
- Libran N. Cabactulan – Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations
- Julie Ann Redoble Ladanan – Web and Multimedia Communications Specialist, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
- Rolando Lavarro, Jr. – Jersey City council president, elected to city council in 2011
- Peter Mendonez, Jr. – councilman for West Windsor, New Jersey, elected in 2013
- Robert C. Rivas – mayor of Bergenfield between 1998 and 2003, the first Filipino mayor on the U.S. East Coast
- Jonathan Wong – councilman for Mahwah, New Jersey, elected in 2014
- Julian Jagudilla – director of the Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Lower Manhattan
- Benny Agbayani – retired professional Major League Baseball player on teams including the New York Mets
- Jason Brickman – former Long Island University basketball player
Theater and arts
- Joan Almedilla – Broadway actress, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables
- Regie Cabico – poet and spoken word artist
- Jiggly Caliente – transgender singer, actress, activist, and drag queen (contestant on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race)
- Joel de la Fuente, Maplewood, New Jersey – actor
- Ali Ewoldt – Broadway actress, first Filipino/Asian American to play Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera
- Vanessa Hudgens – Broadway actress, Gigi
- Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) – television host, actress, fashion model
- Jose Llana – Broadway actor, Drama Desk Award Winner
- Manila Luzon – drag queen
- Evelyn Mandac – soprano opera singer, orchestra soloist, recitalist, and voice teacher
- Paolo Montalbán – Broadway and television actor
- Ralph Peña – founding member and current artistic director of the Ma-Yi Theater Company
- Catherine Ricafort – Broadway actress
- Geena Rocero – transgender fashion supermodel and activist, founder of the Gender Proud organization
- Ninotchka Rosca – writer, activist, feminist, educator, founder of GABRIELA
- Lea Salonga – Broadway actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
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