It is just a subway ride beyond the city and once you arrive here, you are likely to be flattered at a veritable paradise of Russian women. R.; Unlike many of the watered-down “ethnic communities” across the United States, Brighton Beach is unapologetically Russian and makes no visible effort to cater to tourists.
The first batch of settlers in Brighton Beach were European war survivors, mostly Jewish, who came in the late forties and early fifties, The latest mass influx of Russians - not as uniformly Jewish - happened in the nineties, after the dissolution of the U. A stroll down Brighton Beach Avenue, neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, is all the proof one needs.
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Women practically never step out of their houses without the right makeup or nicely-styled hair.
Russian women take pride in their appearance and use it to their best advantage.
Dappled with Russian delis, butchers, vegetable grocers, cafés, book stores, and clothing boutiques, Brighton Beach Avenue is a bustling street where you can run into attractive Russian women, who if lucky may be open to chatting at a café.
after you have had your fill at Café Gleckik or Café Lashkar, head to the Vintage Food Corporation Thronged with shoppers from Russia’s southern and eastern fringes, this fragrant Turkish bazaar is one of the city’s best sources for inexpensive, high-quality nuts and dried fruits.
With its stacks of papers, Russian theater posters, and a wooden piano, it resembles the apartment of a member of the Russian intelligentsia in exile.
You can hang out in either of the two adjacent spaces, a casual cafe or a bar with a sofa.
Staten Island's Russian American communities are in South Beach, and New Dorp while there are lots of Russians and especially Ukrainians in the East Village.
If browsing through these ethnic neighborhoods has not offered you enough opportunities to meet Russian women, consider a more structured approach.
Back in the 1940s, the space housed the local headquarters of a Ukrainian socialist party, but now it’s a pretty cool bar with friendly service and a student crowd.