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Old 11-23-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Elmont, Glen Cove, Rocky Point, Valley Stream, Franklin Square. To name a few....
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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Elmont, Glen Cove, Rocky Point, Valley Stream, Franklin Square. To name a few....
Maybe in 1950-80's now I'd say Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Mineola, Greenport, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Island Park
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Pretty much all of Long Island is predominately Italian-American for the exception of the minority enclaves such as Central Islip, Wyandanch and Lakeview and some places on the North Shore that are mostly Jewish and WASPS.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Maybe in 1950-80's now I'd say Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Mineola, Greenport, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Island Park
Any town with a Pork Store.

And yes the Riviera and the Alps still do.


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Old 11-24-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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North Massapequa, seaford, wantagh.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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I'd add Glen Cove and parts of Westbury to the list as well.

Overall though, it's tough to say any community is "Italian" anymore. The newer generations have lost a lot of our culture, language, and traditions. So, don't expect to find a Roman or Neopolitan enclave anywhere on LI.

Ironically, Manhattan has quite a renaissance of Italians. Young expats have moved to the West Village in numbers and have opened up a lot of shops, stores, cafes, etc. You are more likely to find "authentic" Italians there than in LI.

Good luck on your search.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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In the extreme southwest part of of Long Island, in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn, from west to east, you'll find the heavily Italian neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Floral Park, Franklin Square, Massapequa, Seaford
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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In the extreme southwest part of of Long Island, in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn, from west to east, you'll find the heavily Italian neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst.

Maybe 20 years ago, but not any longer, most of those areas are now Chinese and Russian.

Most of the Brooklyn Italians moved to Staten (Italy) Island, NJ and some like me have moved out to LI.
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