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Old 02-01-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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I do think that it's kinda funny that NJ got all the bad rep from the Jersey Shore tv show, when really they were all from Staten Island and Long Island, which are in NY and not NJ.
And some weren't even Italian
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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Westchester is more Italian than Jewish, actually. It's about 21 percent Italian and 14 percent Jewish.
18% Italian American (21% is from 2000 I think) but yeah they're the largest ethnic group in Westchester.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Probably because NJ always had more publicity with mafia news, The Sopranos and reality TV shows over Long Island. Don't kid yourself, both areas have a ton.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Speak Italian at home, selected places.

Westchester:

Yonkers 5,438 3%
New Rochelle 2,129 2.9%
Harrison 1,587 6%
Eastchester 1,201 6.5%
Mamaroneck 931 5.2%

Long Island:

Franklin Square 2,439 8.4%
Glen Cove 1,354 5.4%
North Massapequa 849 4.8%
Garden City South 317 8.4%
Glen Head 251 5.8%

New Jersey:

Toms River 1,204 1.4%
Belleville 1,017 3%
Hawthorne 916 5.2%
Woodland Park 711 6.3%
Totowa 584 5.7%
Raritan 403 6.1%
Carlstadt 376 6.2%
South Hackensack 360 15.8%
Moonachie 282 10.9%
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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I think LI has more 100% ethnic Italians than NJ. NJ is mostly Euro Mutts.
For selected counties, % of Italian Americans of Italian single ancestry:

Richmond (Staten Island) 66%
Westchester 59%
Nassau 53%
Bergen 52%
Suffolk 46%
Ocean 46%

ETA: It's 49% on Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk), 46% for the state of NJ. Not a huge difference.

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Old 02-02-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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Or Rhode Island, which is actually the most Italian state in the country.
Boom, could you imagine anything being filmed or set in RI? Snooze fest. But you are right!
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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You can add Upstate NY to this too. Upstate NY is seen as the antithesis of downstate, but demographically speaking, it's mostly the same as downstate.

Some of the most Italian counties or cities/towns by % are in Upstate NY, but everyone will assume it's all John Deere folks. It's cute.

I've had better Italian-American cuisine in Upstate NY than most places in Jersey or Long Island. Is that blasphemy to suggest? Not at all.

I am a pizza snob, from Upstate NY. When I lived in the NY metro area, it was 50/50. Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst was some of the most unimpressive pizza I have ever had. Met up with a friend I grew up with Upstate who moved to Brooklyn when we both lived there and it was hilarious. We thought it was awful.

A lot of the Italian shtick in NYC is all media hype. Some of the best pastry shops are in Upstate NY.
^This.....People may know about parts of NYC, Long Island or parts of Westchester, but know little about parts of East Utica, Syracuse's North Side, NW Rochester, parts of Buffalo's West and North Sides, Solvay, Frankfort, Gates, Greece, Chili, Irondequoit, Lyncourt, North Syracuse, Endicott, Rome, the Breen Street area of Watertown, parts of Albany's South End, parts of Colonie, Schenectady's Little Italy and Mont Pleasant, the Pine Ave area of Niagara Falls, parts of Auburn's West Side, Canastota, Kenmore, Seneca Falls, etc. Many of these places aren't exclusively Italian, if any, but many do have some the highest Italian percentage in the country or are areas that have a visible and/or long time Italian presence.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Boom, could you imagine anything being filmed or set in RI? Snooze fest. But you are right!
Me, Myself and Irene! Hah
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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Or Rhode Island, which is actually the most Italian state in the country.
People of Italian ancestry make up 19% of the RI population.

Rhode Island 2000 population of Rhode Island: 1,048,319 (2000 census)
Rank Ancestry% of Population
1.
Italian 19%
2.Irish 18.4%
3.
English 12%
4.French 10.9%
5.Portuguese 8.7%

Read more at Largest ethnic groups in Rhode Island
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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I would say it's because NJ has a more blue collar rep. than LI and Italians have more of that blue collar "badda bing" stereotype. Of course, it's all silly, NJ is actually one of the richest states in the U.S. (always in the top 3), but we're talking stereotypes, not reality.

LI is more associated with the Hamptons, big Jewish population, North Shore estates and the like.
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