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Old 05-18-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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Just curious, but when I was reading information about neighborhoods on old redlining maps, some of the reports of certain neighborhoods in various cities were referred to as the "melting pot" neighborhood of that city.


Now fast forward to now, what would you consider to be the "melting pot" or most pluralistic neighborhoods/sections of cities or even suburbs/towns that you live in or at least are familiar with?


I guess to start it off, Southwest Detroit is an area that comes to mind. Savor Southwest Detroit - Committed to The Southwest Detroit Business Community


Southwest Detroit Business Association


Inside Southwest


https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...699999999&z=13


Southwest Detroit


https://detroit.curbed.com/neighborhood/590/southwest


Another one is Syracuse's (inner) Northside: Northside UP - The Northside Urban Partnership | Syracuse, NY


NEHDA


Hawley-Green Neighbors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley...toric_District


Little Italy, Syracuse, New York - Downtown Decorations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Italy,_Syracuse


Refugees changing the face of an already diverse Syracuse Northside | Innovation Trail


Walier Lofts - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Walier Lofts - Northside UP


The Flats at North Salina - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Syracuse Premier Apartments | Flats at North Salina


Syracuse Premier Apartments | Flats at North State


Syracuse Premier Apartments | Hiawatha Heights (further north)


Butternut Commons Luxury Apartments - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Butternut Commons Syracuse & CNY | Butternut Commons Syracuse


Skyline Apartments - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder


Regency Tower - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder


Syracuse Apartments - Modern Luxury Apartments - Kasson Place

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Just curious, but when I was reading information about neighborhoods on old redlining maps, some of the reports of certain neighborhoods in various cities were referred to as the "melting pot" neighborhood of that city.


Now fast forward to now, what would you consider to be the "melting pot" or most pluralistic neighborhoods/sections of cities or even suburbs/towns that you live in or at least are familiar with?


I guess to start it off, Southwest Detroit is an area that comes to mind. Savor Southwest Detroit - Committed to The Southwest Detroit Business Community


Southwest Detroit Business Association


Inside Southwest


https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...699999999&z=13


Southwest Detroit


https://detroit.curbed.com/neighborhood/590/southwest


Another one is Syracuse's (inner) Northside: Northside UP - The Northside Urban Partnership | Syracuse, NY


NEHDA


Hawley-Green Neighbors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley...toric_District


Little Italy, Syracuse, New York - Downtown Decorations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Italy,_Syracuse


Refugees changing the face of an already diverse Syracuse Northside | Innovation Trail


Walier Lofts - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Walier Lofts - Northside UP


The Flats at North Salina - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Syracuse Premier Apartments | Flats at North Salina


Syracuse Premier Apartments | Flats at North State


Syracuse Premier Apartments | Hiawatha Heights (further north)


Butternut Commons Luxury Apartments - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder
Butternut Commons Syracuse & CNY | Butternut Commons Syracuse


Skyline Apartments - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder


Regency Tower - Syracuse, NY | Apartment Finder


Syracuse Apartments - Modern Luxury Apartments - Kasson Place
Videos about both areas: https://youtu.be/AMrywGoTXV4

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https://youtu.be/o0Zm8Z8ZffA
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Any others? What about Southern cities in this regard? Keep in mind that it can be relative to the area and not necessarily like the examples given.

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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The first place that comes to mind when I think of diversity is Queens in NYC.

Jackson Heights has something around 160+ languages spoken
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Just to add, some areas that I came across on that map site that were referred to as such were the Albina area of NE Portland OR, an area just south of Downtown Spokane and an area just east of San Francisco's Fillmore neighborhood. Would these areas fit the description today?
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Kensington, Brooklyn is one of many examples in NYC
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In Chicago Rogers Park and West Ridge, the area that abuts it on the north side, seem pretty diverse from what I've seen of them.
I can't name specific neighborhoods, but there are definitely parts of Oakland CA I've been to that seem like total mashups.
And in Queens, New York City Jackson Heights certainly comes to mind, as well as Astoria
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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I would add Hamtramck to this list, although it is a technically not a part of the city of Detroit, it is completely surrounded by it.

It is notable for its Polish heritage. While the Polish constituency has faded considerably over the years, it is now known for its Bosnian, Iraq, Yemeni, and Bengali populations. It is supposedly a majority-Muslim city now, with a Muslim majority on the city council, but a Catholic Polish mayor. Of course, being surrounded by Detroit, it has a significant black population.

According to Wikipedia, in 2000, the ethnic breakdown was as below:

Bangladeshi 19.7%
Pakistani 11.0%
Polish 10.9%
Arab (Excluding Iraqi and Lebanese) 9.2%
Yugoslav 5.5%
Asian Indian 5.4%
Black or African American 5.1%
Ukrainian 3.2%
Albanian 2.8%
Irish 2.2%
German 1.9%
Italian 1.8%
Russia 1.4%
American 1.1%
French (excluding the Basques) 0.8%
Lebanese 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Iraqi 0.5%
Macedonian 0.5%

Hamtramck, Michigan now almost a completely Muslim community

From what I have read over the years on this forum, other cities with urban neighborhoods that have great diversity include Sacramento, Tacoma, WA, and Oakland.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Any others? What about Southern cities in this regard? Keep in mind that it can be relative to the area and not necessarily like the examples given.
Highlandtown, Baltimore
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