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Old 08-14-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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Yeah, so many Hispanics in "Middle America."




Schenectady and Utica are the Little Italys of Upstate.
Good thing that when I said 'New York' I meant the whole state this time. Though I do have a feeling most of New York's Italians have always been focused in Staten Island and Brooklyn, more traditionally Brooklyn. Interesting to know that CT is third behind NY then NJ with most Italians, isn't it? Perhaps only for me. I honestly never would have guessed.

For Hispanics I think the SW region of the US wins, OP. Oh, and parts of Florida (Miami). Not Middle America.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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Good thing that when I said 'New York' I meant the whole state this time. Though I do have a feeling most of New York's Italians have always been focused in Staten Island and Brooklyn, more traditionally Brooklyn. Interesting to know that CT is third behind NY then NJ with most Italians, isn't it? Perhaps only for me. I honestly never would have guessed.

For Hispanics I think the SW region of the US wins, OP. Oh, and parts of Florida (Miami). Not Middle America.

Very true. I think Upstate is under represented but there are Italian dishes here you cannot get anywhere else. There are restaurants here that are also better than ones in the city. Jersey ones better than the city, etc.

Utica is akin to the size of New Brunswick or Trenton, but there are easily 100 pizzerias/TONS of Italian restaurants from upscale to hole in the wall, in the area.

Frankfort, which is a few miles east, has among the highest per capita number of Italians in the country.

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CT and RI both have a ton of Italians. PA too. Its basically concentrated in the NY/NJ/PA/CT/RI area, and thats really it for the entire country. I have been around the NE a lot, cause im just interested in seeing how different/similar the culture is. I find that Italians everywhere are very similar in mannerisms, etc.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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Very true. I think Upstate is under represented but there are Italian dishes here you cannot get anywhere else. There are restaurants here that are also better than ones in the city. Jersey ones better than the city, etc.

Utica is akin to the size of New Brunswick or Trenton, but there are easily 100 pizzerias/TONS of Italian restaurants from upscale to hole in the wall, in the area.

Frankfort, which is a few miles east, has among the highest per capita number of Italians in the country.

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CT and RI both have a ton of Italians. PA too. Its basically concentrated in the NY/NJ/PA/CT/RI area, and thats really it for the entire country. I have been around the NE a lot, cause im just interested in seeing how different/similar the culture is. I find that Italians everywhere are very similar in mannerisms, etc.
Yeah, people say the best Italian places in the area are in Brooklyn. But you really can find them anywhere. I completely agree.

This whole large area does have a lot of Italians. I personally love the influence, and think of parts of NYC and North Jersey as classically Italian. I can't speak for places upstate you've listed, but I believe you.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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I fell upon this topic and feel compelled to respond. There are just as many regions in America as COUNTIES, and that numbers in the thousands. There is no pigeon-holing people in this country as the culture varies, people are constantly relocating and you might ought to be a socioligist to study the differences between people of different geographical and economical regions. Good day.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Broadly speaking (I know you can break this down further), would you culturally speaking there are three 'regions' in the United States today?
Your posts require critical thinking. I would regionalize the US as follows:

a) California
b) Pacific Northwest
c) Intermountain West (including UT, no special treatment )
d) Upper Midwest (more Scandinavian, more Lutheran, colder weather)
e) Lower Midwest (more Germanic and Irish, more Catholic, more temperate)
f) South Central (TX, OK, AR)
g) New England
h) Middle Atlantic
i) Southeast (including southern VA, WV, and northern FL)
j) South Florida

That's 10 regions.
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