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View Poll Results: Best Caribbean Cultured cities (outside of NYC & Miami)
Boston 17 22.08%
Memphis 2 2.60%
Washington, DC 15 19.48%
Los Angeles 5 6.49%
Philadelphia 10 12.99%
Atlanta 23 29.87%
New Orleans 20 25.97%
San Francisco/Oakland 2 2.60%
Detroit 1 1.30%
Houston 5 6.49%
Dallas 0 0%
Cincinnati 1 1.30%
Tampa 13 16.88%
Chicago 5 6.49%
Cleveland 6 7.79%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-27-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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The obvious are NYC and Miami, THEN everyone else... But among the everyone else, which cities seem to do Caribbean best?

Few judging tips...

If the city you choose doesn't even have a Caribbean Carnival parade, probably not a winner...
If the city you think of only does one culture, not the mix of different cultures, probably not a winner...

I want to hear y'all opinions.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Tampa.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Other places in Florida? haha...there are other cities with a sizable Caribbean population, but it might not necessarily be VIBRANT. Toronto has a Carnival celebration FWIW and Chicago has an "African Caribbean Festival."
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and DC. That is the top 5 outside of NYC and Miami
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Orlando has a huge Caribbean population too. Primarily from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Even though its not an American City I'll have to go with Toronto. By Far.

Others would be like Boston, Philadelphia, and D.C.,
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Orlando has a huge Caribbean population too. Primarily from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti.
I'd be interested to find out how vibrant the places outside of Miami and NYC are for this. Chicago has a sizable Jamaican population too, but I don't think the scene is that vibrant...if it is, it's definitely an underground thing.

I'm still pissed that only one place in town I've found so far has west indies chicken roti.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Toronto, Boston, Philly, Conn(not a city, but as a state it's top 5) NJ(see Conn), and other cities in Florida.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Atlanta
ACCBA - Homepage

DC
Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival

Tampa (I wasn't aware that Tampa had a Carnival, or even a vibrant Carib population. It's assumed by it being Florida, but I never imagined it comparable to cities like some of the others listed).
Tampa Caribbean Festival, Inc. presents the 7th annual Tampa Caribbean Festival
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Toronto is the strongest number two. After that NYC.

Others that have strong ones are Boston, DC, Philly, and Atlanta.
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