After the Second World War, Ridgewood’s large German population was joined by new immigrants from Romania, Italy, and Slovenia. A second wave of immigrants from Romania arrived in the 1980s, along with other Eastern Europeans from Poland and Yugoslavia. The neighborhood also drew large numbers of Chinese, Dominicans, Italians, Koreans, and Ecuadorians. While some of the six-family buildings have been subdivided into cooperative apartments, over the decades, however, the architecture of Ridgewood has retained remarkable integrity.62 The rows of buildings with their light-colored brick facades of the Ridgewood North Historic District comprise some incredibly intact streetscapes in the area.
62 Approximately 3,000 buildings in Ridgewood were placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1983.