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Old 08-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Location: STL
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Some ethnic areas of St. Louis

Cherokee Street. The core of St. Louis' Hispanic population lives on or near the street. The street is lined with many Mexican restaurants and stores and good Hispanic tradition. St. Louis' Cinco de Mayo festival and parade takes place on the street.

http://cherokeestreetphotos.org/photos/301900601_g333z-M.jpg (broken link)
http://cherokeestreetphotos.org/photos/301900601_g333z-M.jpg (broken link)


http://cherokeestreetnews.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/charlottesville-mainst.jpg (broken link)
http://cherokeestreetnews.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/charlottesville-mainst.jpg (broken link)

South St. Louis. The southeast side of the city is probably the most diverse area in the St. Louis region. Along with a good mix of Caucasians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Indians and Africans, South St. Louis city and county have the greatest number of Bosnians outside the country of Bosnia with an estimated 50,000-70,000 Bosnian immigrants that call the southside of St. Louis home. Most of the Bosnians are concentrated in the Bevo Mill area of Dutchtown. (I'd post photos but the Urban St. Louis site is down)

Little Bosnia - St Louis Magazine - April 2008 - St. Louis, Missouri

Bosnians Finding a Niche in St. Louis - Los Angeles Times

The Hill. Italians, mainly from northern Italy and Sicily, immigrated and settled in the area starting in the late 19th century, attracted by jobs in nearby plants established to exploit deposits of clay discovered by immigrants in the 1830s. As of May 2003, about three-quarters of the residents are Italian-Americans, helped perhaps by the practice of rarely listing homes on the open market. The neighborhood is home to a large number of locally renowned Italian-American restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, salons, and two bocce gardens. Baseball greats Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola, Sr. grew up on the Hill. Four of the five St. Louisans on the US soccer team that defeated England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.



Dogtown. Dogtown is a traditionally Irish-American neighborhood located on the west side of St. Louis. Residents seem very proud of their heritage and the neighborhood hosts a huge St. Patrick's Day Parade.

File:Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade St Louis MO March 17 2006.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
Alright...here's a black neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Used to be one the densest neighborhoods in the country. It used to be a Jewish neighborhood, but became a black center of Jazz, and was once called the "Crossroads" and "The Last Stop Between NYC and Chicago."

That town looks like North Bergen or some other dense Hudson county town in NJ.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:26 PM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Here's Hoboken, NJ on St Patricks day.

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Old 10-08-2009, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ainulinale View Post
So then by that definition, anything would be "ethnic" because everyone has some ethnicity.
BTW, ethnicity can mean race as well.
Most people in the USA are a mixture of ethnic groups, ala the "Melting Pot."

In countries like Canada which are more multi-cultural and where ethnic groups are more likely to remain distinct even after many generations of citizenship, people of distinctly English, French, Scottish, German and other ethnic ancestry still dominate much of the country. Not that Canada is not already dominated by people of mixed ancestry, it's just that compared to places like the USA, generations long ethnic distinctiveness is more common.

And as far as distinctive ethnic/immigrant neighborhoods are concerned, I just wish that more cities between the Mississippi and the Appalachians had more of them. In places like Louisville and Indianapolis immigrant groups tend to scatter across the county. Even in Nashville TN, where just under 2% of the population is estimated to be Kurdish in origin, the Kurds have mostly settled over a large area to the south and southeast of the city.

Nashville Kurds (http://nashvillekurds.com/history1%202nd%20time.html - broken link)

And while ethnic "suburbs" are way too automobile oriented, hostile to pedestrians and seem to have no soul, many of them are listed in the Top 101 lists:
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:48 PM
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Jackson Ward is a historically African-American neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It is located less than a mile from the Virginia State Capitol. It sits to the west of Court End.
After desegregation, as black Virginians became more widely integrated into Richmond's other business and residential areas, Jackson Ward's role as a center of black commerce and entertainment declined. In addition, during the construction of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike in the 1950s, Jackson Ward was split in two, much to the detriment of the neighborhood.

The period just before the Civil War saw the establishment of a community of free black craftsmen and entrepreneurs in Jackson Ward. During Reconstruction, the area became one of the most successful and influential black communities in America, with segregation dictating the concentration of talent in Jackson Ward. This thriving community coalesced around large and popular churches such as Sixth Mount Zion at 14 East Duval and Ebenezer Baptist on Leigh Street. Black-owned banks and insurance companies sprang up on the streets of Jackson Ward.
Old pic:

http://www.richmondneighborhoods.org/neighborhoods/jacksonward/images/croakers1.JPG (broken link)
http://www.richmondneighborhoods.org/neighborhoods/jacksonward/images/rowhouseskyline.jpg (broken link)

Old Fire Station turned art gallery:

The red building on the left is for say ($250k) and I really really really want to buy it! It sits on a triangular corner so its a really cool shape:

There is definitely a lot of urban decay in parts of Historic J.W. but it is rapidly being redeveloped.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:13 PM
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Some photos from Atlanta's Korean community...

1. Children at wholesale prices:

Have you seen me? on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnosis/95988899/ - broken link)

2. Korean Deli:

The new Korean deli counter.They give free samples. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56814684@N00/3454095892/ - broken link)

3. Not the Japanese!:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/su****hegreat/899655859/ (broken link)

4. It is quite super:

DSC03189 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatdrinkman/2769969463/ - broken link)

5. Double-decker Korean strip malls:

Atlanta9-2-0 058 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12700047@N08/1317109189/ - broken link)

100_2710 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/john-p/1751125469/ - broken link)
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:03 AM
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nice pics
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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Last weekend I drove down Nolensville Pike in Nashville TN. Most of the signage seemed to either be in Spanish, Kurdish, or East Asian characters. Very fascinating, I wish I had a link on this subject nor had taken photos.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Location: Chicago
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bleh, i could put a lot more but im too lazy.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Location: Oklahoma City
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Asian District of Oklahoma City is mostly Vietnamese, in an inner city area bordering an art enclave and the city's wealthy historic mansion districts. It mostly consists of shopping centers and offices with Vietnamese and some Thai restaurants and Asian-owned professional businesses. There are also cultural centers and some new highrise apartments, clubs and bars, etc. The area is growing and gentrifying but retaining a distinctly Asian character with many shiny new Asian-owned developments.

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