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Old 09-08-2006, 09:55 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm interested in taking small groups of people from outside Indy to visit ethnic neighborhoods there for exposure to other cultures. I'd like to visit groceries, community centers, maybe places of worship if appropriate.

Can anyone point me toward some rather dense ethnic areas of the city, preferably Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, or North African.

Thank you,
Shane
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:58 AM
 
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Sorry Shanedar. Not in Indianapolis. You need to consider some other city for cool ethnic neighborhoods. How close to Chicago are you?
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:41 AM
 
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Shanedar
they have a bunch of ethnic neighborhoods in the suburbs of Paris but some of them get pretty unsafe to go into. Check out Departmente No. 93 on the Internet and you'll see what I mean...it's also called Seine Saint Denis. That's where all the riots and burnings started last Fall and spread across France.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:50 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm interested in taking small groups of people from outside Indy to visit ethnic neighborhoods there for exposure to other cultures. I'd like to visit groceries, community centers, maybe places of worship if appropriate.

Can anyone point me toward some rather dense ethnic areas of the city, preferably Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, or North African.

Thank you,
Shane
There are really no "ethnic" neighborhoods like that, just mainly "white areas" and "black areas"

However, I do know for a fact, the area around 71st to 79th and Michigan, the apartments around there, there is a large population of African people around there, i have alot of friends in that area as a matter of fact that are North African
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:26 AM
 
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Indy is way to spread out for "ethnic areas" to have a reason to exist. There are areas with more Hispanic stores but they exist in several areas. We have Thai places all over and Indian stores and restaurants all over Indianapolis. No special places like you might find in Chicago. There used to be more Italian neighborhoods but they really dont exist any longer.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:19 AM
 
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The ethnic neighborhoods used to be in the white river park area in Indy, until the city bought out all the property to create the park. The many ethnic groups that lived in that area scattered to various parts of the city.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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There isn't much ethnic anything left in Indianapolis anymore, which is really sad.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:34 AM
 
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There is an area called Broad Ripple you might want to take your friends to. It may not be super diverse, but it is an eclectic, artisty area with lots of unique restaurants and shopping, along with lots of little coffeehouses...It's just east of Meridian around 55th street. Only major cities got the loads of immigrants, so this isn't Indy's shame, by any means. They will be the first to say they aren't "ethnic", but broad ripple is worth peaking at for sure.....and the downtown area has a few nice world restaurants if you look for them...
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:58 AM
 
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38th Street and Lafayette Road! All along that area are tons of authentic ethnic restaurants (now remember, these aren't the "safest" areas of town) and also a massive international grocery, Saraga. We frequent this area for our love of REAL ethnic food-- the restaurants are VERY highly rated on urbanspoon and you won't hear the same language twice at Saraga! It's awesome and continuing to grow and fill where chain restaurants and retail stores used to be. Sad to see Olive Garden and Best Buy run from the "bad neighborhoods"-- LOVE that they're being replaced with an ethnic hub!! Support diversity and visit this area!
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:17 AM
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Lol, ethnic neighborhoods in indianapolis, what an oxymoron.
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