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The Historic Neighborhood of Little Yemen, NY

The personal injury attorneys in Little Yemen, NY, at Banville Law would like to share this tribute to Little Yemen.

Little Yemen, NY

The enclave of Little Yemen is located in the eastern portion of the Bronx, just south of the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from Manhattan.


Little Yemen received its name due to the influx of Yemeni migrants. The country of Yemen is an Arab sovereign state, and as of 2011, has been going through a civil war. Over 56,000 civilians and military members were killed since 2016 due to the violence in the area. Aside from the protests, poverty, and unemployment, the area also suffered a Cholera outbreak. This onset of the humanitarian crisis has caused many to flee their homeland in search of a better quality of life.

The area, now referred to as Little Yemen, has become home to many Yemeni refugees and today has more than 500 businesses owned and operated by Yemeni. These businesses include the following:

  • Lotus Hookah Lounge
  • Istanbul Cafe
  • Alsadi Meat Halal

In 2019, the new tradition of the annual Yemeni American Day Parade began. More than 3,000 people were in attendance that year.


This safe little area has real estate that is more expensive than 87.7% of other communities in America. The median home price is $604,362. However, the rent is lower than 50.8% of other New York communities, at $2,193. Small apartment buildings take up 56.4% of the area, leaving the rest to single-family homes. There is a historical feel to the neighborhood, with more than 69.1% of the homes being built before 1939.

The community's walkability is one of the highest, but 35.5% of the residents chose to take the train to work each day. More than 27.95 of the residents do not even own a car. The residents' commute choices are the following:

  • 23.3% private vehicle
  • 13.1% take the bus
  • 12.2% walk

The occupational makeup of the residents is as follows:

  • 37% sales and service
  • 23.6% executive and management
  • 20.8% assistant and tech support
  • 18.5% manufacturing and labor


With the high population of Yemeni, it is no wonder that 6.5% primarily speak Arab. Spanish is spoken by 39.7% among the following other languages spoke:

  • English
  • Italian
  • Chinese

More than 31.5% of the area's population were born outside of the country. The residents' ancestral roots can be broken down as follows:

  • 21.2% Dominican
  • 15.5% Puerto Rican
  • 8.2% Arab
  • 8.2% Italian
  • 5.6% Asian

Continue Reading: The History of Pelham Gardens, NY

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 6, 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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