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All About Little Brazil, NY

The worker's comp attorneys in Little Brazil, NY, at Banville Law, have shared the following details about the neighborhood.

Little Brazil

The small community is located within two city blocks within the Manhattan borough in New York City. West 45th Street, West 47th Street, 5th Avenue, and 6th Avenue make up the community's borders. 

History of Brazilian Day

The celebration of Brazil's Independence began in 1984. The creator, Joao De Matos, was the founder of the Brazilian American Cultural Center. The festival begins in September, the Sunday before Labor Day, and takes over a 25 block radius. It is one of the largest Brazilian attractions outside of Brazil. Mayor Rudy Giuliani proclaimed the specific area. 

Over one million people celebrate, helping the day become a mega event. Food and crafts that showcase Brazilian traditions are introduced to the visitors. A stage is set up on 6th Avenue for the performances. Musicians perform, including singers from Brazil and some of the following well-known performers:

  • Blitz
  • Jota Quest
  • Ivet Sangalo
  • Elba Ramalho
  • Daniela Mercury

Some of the Brazilian influence can be found all year long in the following businesses:

  • Búzios Brazilian Market in Manhattan
  • Via Brasil Restaurant
  • Emporium Brasil


The small community is home to newer built residential real estate; in fact, as much as 56.7% is new construction. Real estate prices average around $1,437,627 and are more expensive than 98.7% of other neighborhoods in the country. Rent is also higher than most of the state and averages $4,765 per month. 

As many as 84.2% of the residents have at least a bachelor's degree, and the population consists primarily of younger unwed adults. Most of the residents are employed in executive, management, and professionals roles. The occupational breakdown of the area is the following:

  • 69.8% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 19.5% sales and service jobs
  • 7.5% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 3.1% clerical, assistant, and tech support


The diverse community is home to many different ethnic groups. Approximately 44.1% of the population was born in countries other than the United States. Although English or Spanish is spoken by most of the townspeople and up to 9.6% speak Chinese as a first language. The ethnic breakdown of the area is the following:

  • 28.8% Asian 
  • 14.1% Polish
  • 13.6% Irish
  • 11.3% Scottish
  • 7.3% English
  • 5.1% Austrian

To continue the educational journey through the area: Getting to Know the Historic Sugar Hill, NY

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 21, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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