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Old 11-25-2016, 11:41 PM
 
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If I created a thread asking for a "Safe Italian Neighborhood to buy some zeppoli's" People on here would laugh at me and think I was joking. Why?
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:47 AM
 
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Ya whatever Hitler
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:08 AM
 
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The majority of latin people in NYC will not want to converse with a gringo practicing their spanish. If any do you will find it to be mexicans over puerto ricans. Don't be surprised if people get offended by you talking to them in spanish.
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:41 AM
 
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The majority of latin people in NYC will not want to converse with a gringo practicing their spanish. If any do you will find it to be mexicans over puerto ricans. Don't be surprised if people get offended by you talking to them in spanish.
I don't think they'll be offended, they just might not have patience if his Spanish is really bad and will answer in English.

And I would say be sure they're an immigrant first, it would be kinda weird to talk to a 2nd gen in Spanish
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:44 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.
Roosevelt Ave seems to have a long stretch of Latin American businesses.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:00 AM
 
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Take the L to Montrose Ave and walk to Graham Street. There's a bakery with the best coffee and decently priced food. Its called 'La Princessa'- strictly Spanish and lots of gringos go there.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:15 AM
 
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Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Corona for Central and South American Spanish.

East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood, Cypress Hills and Woodhaven for Caribbean Spanish.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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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.
You couldn't be more wrong. Why does the left insist on reading "racism" into literally EVERYTHING, including simple questions?!?!?!?!

Look, in case you didn't read, I'm from Montana.......and although I've been to NYC before, it's been quite a while.....and I'm ignorant about most of the barrios of NYC. Every time I've been to NYC, I've only spent time in Manhattan and a neighborhood in Brooklyn......and that's it! Believe it or not, I've never spent significant time in any areas besides those. i know nothing about NYC. Is it so evil to ask where the safe Spanish-speaking neighborhoods are? The reality is that in a city as large as NYC, there will be areas that are safer than others. What's "racist" about that?

Also, I'm one of those evil, gun-owning caucasian males.....but due to New York's overly-restrictive gun laws, my Utah CCW license will now allow me to carry my concealed firearm, or mostly anything else, for self-defense. So, it's crucial that I spend time in the safer areas. Of course, I know I always have to watch my back anywhere in NYC.

I'm not a Trump supporter, as I didn't vote for him (I didn't vote for the evil witch, Hillary either)....but posts such as yours make me glad he won. Posts such as yours remind me how out of control political correctness has gotten......and despite me being terrified of some of the things he says he's going to do, I hope he's the cure for the disease of political correctness that has infected the minds of so many people today.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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The majority of latin people in NYC will not want to converse with a gringo practicing their spanish. If any do you will find it to be mexicans over puerto ricans. Don't be surprised if people get offended by you talking to them in spanish.
Ha ha! I believe you.....especially knowing what I know about New York and my own personal experiences with New Yorkers.

Keep in mind, though, that I'm not going to just walk up to random people and start speaking to them in Spanish.....but when I have to communicate with others, it will be in Spanish.

My Spanish has improved drastically over the years.......but there's still room to improve, as there will always be, because it's not my first, natural language.

When my Spanish was worse than it is now, I would get occasionally get mocked or treated rudely by native Spanish speakers. However, it's been my experience that most of the time, native Spanish speakers are more than happy to have conversations with me in Spanish. That being said, New Yorkers don't exactly have the reputation for kindness and patience. Ha ha! So, I will be on guard.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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I don't think they'll be offended, they just might not have patience if his Spanish is really bad and will answer in English.

And I would say be sure they're an immigrant first, it would be kinda weird to talk to a 2nd gen in Spanish
Ha ha! If this happens, and it very well may, I'll just say, "No entiendo Ingles. Tienes que hablarme en Espanol." (I don't understand English. You have to speak to me in Spanish).
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