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Old 02-21-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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There are about 700,000 Chinese Americans in the NYC metro area, but unlike in LA and the Bay Area (or Toronto and Vancouver in Canada) there is no real Chinese "ethnoburb."

In these other cities, Chinatown has shifted to the suburbs. But in New York, the decline of Manhattan Chinatown seems to mean a move to Brooklyn and Queens, not LI and NJ.

Why is this? Is it because these NY/NJ is filled with older suburbs (that are either very blue collar or very NIMBY) with little room for modern suburbs to emerge? Does NYC have a poorer Chinese population than these other cities?
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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There are plenty of NJ suburbs, particularly in Central New Jersey with large Asian/Asian-American populations. Having grown up there I can assure you there is a huge Chinese population as well as tons of Indians.


"Middlesex County (NJ) has the largest and fastest growing population of Chinese Americans of all counties in New Jersey, in places such as East Brunswick. Edison is also developing a sprawling suburban Chinatown, with other Chinese communities spread out over the county."
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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I'm aware of the large Indian population in Edison. But the question was about Chinese ethnoburbs.

Edison is 6.7% Chinese, about the same percentage as NYC itself. But maybe that's beginning to change?
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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There is no Chinese ethnoburb?

I suggest you visit Flushing queens!
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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Flushing is part of NYC.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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NYC is big enough to contain numerous chinese enclaves within itself
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:22 AM
 
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Russell Gardens and University Gardens in Nassau County may be the closest in this regard, as both are around 20% Chinese. They are next to each other and there are nearby communities with substantial Chinese populations as well. So, those communities may be the ones to watch in the NY portion of the metro area.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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Functionally, neighborhoods like Flushing are suburbs even though they are technically in New York City. The boroughs are counties, after all.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Functionally, neighborhoods like Flushing are suburbs even though they are technically in New York City. The boroughs are counties, after all.
No, it's extremely densely populated and part of NYC proper. Queens is just as much a part of NYC as Manhattan is.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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No, it's extremely densely populated and part of NYC proper. Queens is just as much a part of NYC as Manhattan is.
He said functionally. Everyone is aware that Flushing is in Queens, one of the five boroughs. it's like when people say they're going to the city, they're really saying they're going to Manhattan, even if they're already in one of the other boroughs.
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