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Old 11-25-2016, 11:51 PM
 
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So you're saying that safe Spanish neighborhoods are hard to find then? Interesting...
Not true at all.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:51 PM
 
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So you're saying that safe Spanish neighborhoods are hard to find then? Interesting...
You're racist
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:52 PM
 
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Jackson Heights has a huge Latino population, is safe, and has a whole strip of Latino businesses including restaurants and bars.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:53 PM
 
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Jackson Heights? Washington Heights? What Spanish dialect? It makes a difference. There's a Cubano population over in NJ.
Idealy, I would like to to be exposed to as many Spanish dialects as possible.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:54 PM
 
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Pretty much all the Latino neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens are safe. Washington Heights and Inwood aren't bad either if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Idealy, I would like to to be exposed to as many Spanish dialects as possible.
Jackson Heights would expose you to Mexican and all sorts of South American dialects. Probably Central American and Caribbean as well.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:59 PM
 
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Thank you to each and every person that has given me specific neighborhoods to consider visiting. It is very helpful and much appreciated.

By the way, I live in Montana....so I will be in for some serious culture shock! Ha ha! I have been to NYC several times, but it's a been a while.......and that was before I became such a serious student of Spanish.....so I didn't really appreciate all that NYC has to offer.

Thanks again, and feel free to keep posting with any more info you have or PMs.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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I suggested Corona over Jackson Heights because Corona is more solidly Spanish-speaking. Jackson Heights has some pockets where you will mostly hear Spanish, but overall Jackson Heights is very diverse. It claims 167 languages are spoken.

So if you head to Jackson Heights for this adventure, you should research which specific area to go. I would suggest going in the higher numbered streets, like 88th St. up to Junction Blvd. If you go in the lower numbered streets (73rd St. through 87th) you could end up in some gentrified places like Espresso 77, or Spanish-speaker owned businesses that do most of their business in English due to the diversity of the clientele (like Rico Tinto), or a Tibetan/Indian/Bangladeshi place.

I did recently go to a Colombian bar on Northern Blvd around 87th or 88th St. where one person in my group (none of us Spanish speakers) had to dust off his rudimentary Spanish in order to get the waiter to understand his order.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:29 AM
 
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I suggested Corona over Jackson Heights because Corona is more solidly Spanish-speaking. Jackson Heights has some pockets where you will mostly hear Spanish, but overall Jackson Heights is very diverse. It claims 167 languages are spoken.

So if you head to Jackson Heights for this adventure, you should research which specific area to go. I would suggest going in the higher numbered streets, like 88th St. up to Junction Blvd. If you go in the lower numbered streets (73rd St. through 87th) you could end up in some gentrified places like Espresso 77, or Spanish-speaker owned businesses that do most of their business in English due to the diversity of the clientele (like Rico Tinto), or a Tibetan/Indian/Bangladeshi place.

I did recently go to a Colombian bar on Northern Blvd around 87th or 88th St. where one person in my group (none of us Spanish speakers) had to dust off his rudimentary Spanish in order to get the waiter to understand his order.
Thank you for the valuable information about Corona Vs. Jackson Heights!
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:38 AM
 
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You're racist
LOL

People really just throw that out nowdays huh? The man clearly needs help finding a "Safe Latino Neighborhood" he wouldn't be asking if he didn't think Latino neighborhoods are mostly dangerous. Who is the racist here?

That's like me asking for a car dealership that is not going to rip me off. Obviously, that means I think most dealers WILL rip me off.
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