Brooklyn has always been a borough where many new immigrants to the United States first settle. Avenue U in the Homecrest section of Brooklyn has been home for many years to a large Italian population. The last decade saw a large influx of people from Asia, especially China, as well as Israel, Syria, Russia, and other former Eastern-block nations.
I love the diversity of Brooklyn as it enables me to shop and eat in incredible ethnic markets and restaurants. I've blogged about wonderful Italian bakeries here and here and also Italian specialty markets on this link and also here. Today I'd like to show you some photos I took this past summer of a wonderful Chinese Market located between 12th and 13th streets on Ave U called Sea Bay Seafood and Meat Market.
As in many local Brooklyn neighborhood markets, the fruits are displayed outside the store in bins. I found the store sign above them interesting.
Inside is an incredible array of every type of fresh, frozen and dried fish that you can imagine, at very competitive prices. I shop at this store for much of my seafood and have never been disappointed by the quality or price.