The northeast corner of Bay Ridge was once mainly an Italian, Irish, and Norwegian—yes, Norwegian!—enclave. Nowadays, you'll find many Arab American establishments, including mosques, groceries, bakeries, hookah parlors, coffee shops, and purveyors of modest clothing for women. Though the Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestinian presence in the city goes back to 1870, it was the 1965 lifting of immigration quotas against Arabs that made this neighborhood possible—and a great place for eats... More >>>