Home to one of the largest populations of Orthodox Jews outside of Israel, you might feel like a bit of an outsider-looking-in when you’re in this fascinating neighborhood. Particularly during important religious holidays, you’ll get a glimpse into the culture and traditions of the largely insular Hasidic community. Jewish influences ensure the neighborhood is full of independently-owned shops on 13th and 16th Avenues. You can fill your belly with delicious Kosher foods there (schnitzels galore!), or opt for more diverse cuisines along 8th Ave, closer to Sunset Park.