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Old 07-08-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Yeah, you're right that both Hamtramck and NYC have working-class immigrant neighborhoods, but it doesn't mean they look or feel the same.

And what major American city doesn't have working class immigrant neighborhoods? They basically all do.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Hamtramck is NOT like NYC. It is, in fact, pretty ghetto. At least from an average person's perspective. From a Detroiter's perspective, it's not to bad...LOL.

It's a town that still has some life in it...but it aint pretty. Keep in mind that it is surrounded by Detroit, and not exactly the nicest part of the D (and yes, Detroit does in fact have some nice neighborhoods).

I would say definately visit before moving.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:29 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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"Hip" is not the term I would use to describe Hamtramck. I find it to be very run down and not at all a place I would recommend to a newcomer. If you want "hip" I would look into Royal Oak or Ferndale. As for a melting pot of working class citizens, your best bet would probably be Dearborn.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:03 AM
 
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Hamtramck is a very cool place to be sure it's been hit hard but what city hasn't from this recession business is booming movies being made on every corner it's like a mini hollywood these days and it has everything you can ask for with all the different ethnicity's it's almost life NYC if not better just come out here for a visit but im sure you won't want to leave cheers
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Macao
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"Hip" is not the term I would use to describe Hamtramck. I find it to be very run down and not at all a place I would recommend to a newcomer. If you want "hip" I would look into Royal Oak or Ferndale. As for a melting pot of working class citizens, your best bet would probably be Dearborn.
I know I'm bumping up an older post. But, I drove around Hamtramck, Dearborn and Royal Oak several days back.

I'm re-reading this thread again...yeah, that's what I found as well. Royal Oak looked great and very comfortable. Dearborn did seem to be more what I had hoped Hamtramck might be like. Not on the hip spectrum, but more in the melting pot working class way.

Amazing the transition when moving from Dearborn into Detroit though...so suddenly it goes from very livable to very dilipitated.

Hamtramck really has no resemblance to NYC whatsoever. Not as I had hoped.

On the plus side, downtown Detroit certainly looks much more interesting than it did years ago since I last saw it. I mean, mostly businesses and such, and I wouldn't want to live in a condo downtown, but certainly seemed more interesting and a bit more lively than I remember it a long time ago.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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The neighborhood homes in Hamtramck sorta reminds me of the one they use in the TV show Ugly Betty in NYC. I think in Queens?
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