With the Olympic Games now in full swing, your nightly activities most likely revolve around viewing and recapping the day’s events. For all of us not in Rio—and watching from our couch—there’s an easy way to get into the Brazilian spirit.
The Midtown Manhattan block that makes up Little Brazil, 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, seems anything but Brazilian.
Falafel. Soul food. Schnitzel. Cheesesteak. Tacos. The street is teeming with food trucks representing just about every other ethnicity imaginable.
You’ll see a few bare-bones “Little Brazil Street” signs bookending the block, but no big green-and-gold flags, and no real indication that Rio 2016 begins today.