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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Unlike Philly, where Puerto Ricans predominate, or DC where Salvadorans predominate, in Baltimore the hispanic community is smaller yet much more diverse, most hispanics live near patterson park in the southeast section of the city
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Also a lot of Baltimore's Hispanic population is illegal. I think the surge happened after the crackdowns in Virginia.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Undoubtedly some are illegal. However, many still have been sponsored by various organizations and while speaking to quite a few people in the neighborhood, I have found that many have moved to the east coast from other parts of the states for job opportunities.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Camden NJ
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Baltimore has a small diverse Hispanic population. In the DC area, most Hispanics are from Central American countries. In the rest of the Northeast, most Hispanics are from the Caribbean. This is where they 'clash for dominence'. You'll see small yet growing populations from countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Hondouras, and Guatemala, as well as countries like Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Colombia. Most of the hispanics are in areas like Highlandtown and Fells point.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:49 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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There are emerging Hispanic enclaves in the places like Dundalk, Pikesville, Owings Mills and Upper Park Heights in the city as well.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Interesting discussion and comments!

No comment needed from me. Everyone's input is on point.

From my own experience, most of my Puerto Rican, Nuyorican and Boriqucan friends (lol..yes there is a difference imho) are transplants from the city and the island herself. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, and others have a long tapestry of cultural connectedness that I think Baltimore missed out on in this regard. Anyone who has been around, have friends, or married into Carribean Hispanic families can attest to this strong cultural connectedness whether they are white-skinned, dark skinned or whatever (topic for another discussion).
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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There are many Puerto Ricans living in the small cities of Aberdeen, Edgewood, MD due to its APG (Aberdeen Proving Grounds) and its military association. There are many military families from New York in that area, and may be even more now since BRAC has been implemented.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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Default lol

Yup!!

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There are emerging Hispanic enclaves in the places like Dundalk, Pikesville, Owings Mills and Upper Park Heights in the city as well.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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I would love to see Baltimore have a premier Puerto Rican restaurant!!!

Carne Guisada (Stewed Beef) ,Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas),Pasteles (Green Banana Mass with Pork Filling, similar to a Mexican Tamale),Pastelón (Sweet Plantain & Beef Lasagna),Alcapurria (Fried Green Banana and Beef Patty)...SMH!
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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I agree with a previous poster who stated that it was always very odd that the Puerto Rican population essentially stopped at the PA/MD line. For example, cross over into Lancaster Co. and there is a very large, vibrant Puerto Rican population. As others have noted, our hispanic population tends to be mostly from central america. Certainly, the immigration status of many are questionable at best, but that is not the purpose of this thread.

As a result, I believe if you want to be within commuting distance of Baltimore but around others of Puerto Rican background, I'm thinking maybe York, PA would be a good bet. I have seen a fair number of puerto rican flags and decals on cars up there, and it seens as if half of York County, PA is commuting down to Baltimore anyway.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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My old roommate was Puerto Rican. He now lives near Patterson Park. To be honest, there are a lot of Puerto Ricans over in that SE area of Baltimore. They are just not the majority amongst the Spanish speaking population. Of course, NYC is different. There are actually more Puerto Ricans in NYC than there are in Puerto Rico. There's your fact of the day.
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