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Pandora reveals most popular music genres in NYC neighborhoods

Streaming web music service Pandora has found a wide range of music blaring in New York City.Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Streaming web music service Pandora has found a wide range of music blaring in New York City.

Every New York neighborhood has its character – and its sound.

Evidence has been corralled by Pandora, the popular internet streaming and radio service. The company broke down the city by nabe, ranking which genres their listeners and subscribers choose to play in what area.

The figures are significant since Pandora controls 78 percent of Internet radio, and boasts over 250 million users worldwide.

The company’s results often conform to either ethnic demographics or expected sensibilities: Central Harlem goes for all forms of African-American-made music, from Slow Jams to Southern Hip-hop. East Harlem swings more Latin, choosing Norteno and Lowrider Oldies. The Lower East Side loved cutting edge sounds, from Indie Dance to Indie Rock, while the Upper West Side goes for family friendly or health-conscious fare, from “Toddler” to “Yoga” stations.

Unsurprisingly, Greenpoint turns out to be the most arch and ironic neighborhood. Its top three picks: “Hair Bands,” “Hipster BBQ,” and “Hipster Cocktail Party.”

Borough Park may have the widest range of taste, running from “Jewish Comedy” (at No. 1), to “Progressive House,” at 3.

Central Queens, likewise, shows great range. While “Punjabi Hits” understanably rule, reflecting a key part of the area’s ethnic make-up, the location is also big on “2000’s Rock” and “Classical Guitar.”

Despite the many different populations living there, Williamsburg and Bushwick go entirely for varoius Spanish-styles. Their picks? Mariachi, Quinceanera, and Corridos.

Some other choices puzzle: Who would have guessed Chelsea and Clinton would go big for Flamenco? Or that the Village and Soho would swoon for Big Band music?

Indie rock is popular in lower Manhattan... Kris Connor/Getty Images for Make Music Day Indie rock is popular in lower Manhattan… Enlarge ...while R&B and hip hop are the music listened to by Pandora listeners in Harlem. Dan Porges/Getty Images …while R&B and hip hop are the music listened to by Pandora listeners in Harlem. Enlarge

Here’s a look at the full break-down of favorite sounds by neighborhood:

Central Harlem

Southern Hip Hop

Slow Jams

Today’s R&B and Old School

Chelsea and Clinton

Chillstep

Flamenco

Drum & Bass

East Harlem

Norteno

Grupero

Lowrider Oldies

Gramercy Park and Murray Hill

New Orleans Jazz

Lite Rock Songwriters

Beach Bar Lounge

Greenwich Village and Soho

Hotel Costes

Baroque

Big Band

Inwood and Washington Heights

Lite Rock and Pop Hits

80s Hip Hop

Boleros

Lower East Side

Indie Dance

Laid Back Beach Music

Indie Rock

Lower Manhattan

Chill Out

Blues

Indie Rock

Upper East Side

Laid Back Beach Music

Classical

Brazilian

Upper West Side

Classical

Yoga

Toddler

Borough Park

Jewish Comedy

Norteno 2014

Progressive House

Bronx Park and Fordham

Norteno 2014

Norteno

Quinceanera

Bushwick and Williamsburg

Mariachi

Quinceanera

Corridos

Canarsie and Flatlands

Gospel

Contemporary Gospel

Reggae Rock

Central Bronx

Boleros

Latin

Bachata Dominicana

Central Brooklyn

Gospel

i-Pop

Afrobeat

Central Queens

Punjabi Hits

2000s Rock

Classical Guitar

East New York and New Lots

Dub

Reggae Rock

i-Pop

Flatbush

Afrobeat

i-Pop

Dub

Greenpoint

Hair Bands

Hipster BBQ

Hipster Cocktail Party

High Bridge and Morrisania

Salsa Puertorriquena

Bachata Dominicana

Twerk

Hunts Point and Mott Haven

Banda 2014

Salsa Puertorriquena

Corridos

Jamaica

Today’s Gospel

Hindi Bollywood Hits

Gospel

Kingsbridge and Riverdale

Salsa de Nueva York

Bachata Dominicana

Bachata

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