In July 2018, a whopping 320 square blocks in New York City's diverse Flatbush neighborhood was declared the new "Little Haiti." According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are about 160,000 Haitian immigrants living in the New York metropolitan area. They’ve been migrating in a steady stream since the late 1950s, often to escape political oppression and economic hardship. I was given the opportunity to photograph some of its intersections, hubs, and popular venues. This story was published on The Wall Street Journal online and in print on July 31, 2018.
The intersection of Newkirk Avenue and Nostrand Avenue, also known as Toussaint L'overture, in Flatbush, New York.
A passerby looks at a map at the intersection of Newkirk & Nostrant in Flatbush, New York.
Restaurant owner Jensen Desrosiers (center) hanging out with his friends at Tonel Restaurant & Lounge on Newkirk and Rogers in Flatbush, New York.
A residential area on Avenue D & 35th St in Flatbush, New York.
A block party on 29th St and Beverley Road in Flatbush, New York.
The corner of Flatbush and Nostrand, also known as Flatbush Junction.
Grace A Toi Seigneuer Dress Shop/Variety Store in Flatbush.
Servers cater to guests at Exit Creole Restaurant on 1805 Nostrand Ave in Flatbush.
Inside the Tonel Restaurant & Lounge on Newkirk and Rogers in Flatbush, New York.