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Old 12-16-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Which neighborhoods in what cities have neighborhoods that look like the one from "All in the Family" ... dense, utilitarian early-mid 20th century housing that is still predominately populated by retired blue-collar sons and daughters of irish, italian, polish, and other ethnic European immigrants.
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South Boston (kinda)
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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At least to some degree parts of Philadelphia (Roxborough, Queens Village, much of Northeast), Pittsburgh, Buffalo, North Jersey (Bayonne, Carlstadt, Moonachie, Little Ferry, etc.) seem to fit the bill. I'd imagine there are areas of cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Youngstown, Scranton that might work too. And of course Eastern Queens.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:53 PM
 
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My home neighborhood (the Eastside of Saint Paul) fit that description to a tee throughout the 80's, 90's and most of the 2000's. Lately it's been becoming a lot more diverse. I'm one of those Irish sons, although granted I'm third generation.

There's definitely neighborhoods in Saint Paul that still fit that description though. Como and West Seventh come to mind first.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:59 AM
 
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While not as strict as they once were due to being more diverse and the different mindset of younger residents, neighborhoods like Tipperary Hill in Syracuse(Irish/Ukrainian), East Utica(Italian), much of Johnson City(Polish/Ukrainian/Slovakian), much of Endicott(Italian), South Buffalo(Irish), much of North Buffalo(Italian), much of Lackawanna(Polish), much of Cheektowaga(Polish), the Casey Park area of Auburn(Polish/Ukrainian), much of Gates(Italian), much of Solvay(Italian), much of Canastota(Italian), much of Seneca Falls(Italian), much of NY Mills and adjacent Yorkville(Polish), the East Dominick area of Rome(Italian), Little Italy in Troy and much of Frankfort(Italian) among others in Upstate NY.

I would add Syracuse's Northside, which was a long time German then Italian area. While there is still a good amount of both groups still there, it is a very diverse section, especially in its inner city neighborhoods. It still has a Little Italy strip and is probably very similar to South Philadelphia in terms of demographics(Vietnamese/SE Asians, African Americans, African immigrants, Hispanics, some Native Americans and other European ethnic groups).

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Glendale, Queens/NYC. Much of Queens has the same appearance, other areas specifically include parts of Corona, Middle Village and Ridgewood. Here's the facade of the house shown on the series which is actually in Glendale:

89-70 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY - Google Maps
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Allentown, PA
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Many that could double for that neighborhood in Allentown, PA.

Mostly you are going to find this type of housing on the east coast of the country.


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Old 12-17-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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At least to some degree parts of Philadelphia (Roxborough, Queens Village, much of Northeast), Pittsburgh, Buffalo, North Jersey (Bayonne, Carlstadt, Moonachie, Little Ferry, etc.) seem to fit the bill. I'd imagine there are areas of cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Youngstown, Scranton that might work too. And of course Eastern Queens.
I can vouch for much of Youngstown looking like that, although the ethnic neighbourhoods are more diverse now than they were when All in the Family was on the air. Much of Cleveland has a similar feel.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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In the Cleveland area, like all of the west-side and western inner-ring suburbs are like this-Parma, Brook Park, Lakewood, etc. On the east side, it's a very weird combination now of old-school ethnic neighborhoods with urbanites and some rough areas almost mixed in street by street.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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St. Louis has more than its fair share of Archie Bunker-esque neighborhoods, particularly in parts of Southwest City.
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