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Old 01-11-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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From the historical research, it seems almost half of Brooklyn used to be Italians back in the 1940s-60s.

The Jewish people also seemed to be almost half of Brooklyn's population as well.

Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights now seems to be last section of Brooklyn to have a large Italian American community, however it is much less Italian now since more Chinese, Russians, Arabs and Mexicans have moved in while areas like Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge and Carroll Gardens have very scattered Italian Americans remaining. Although Williamsburg seem to still have a significant Italian population.

From the historical sources, it seems large Italian communities were in Williamsburg, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Downtown Brooklyn, East New York, Canarsie and Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights. However, there were also smaller, but significant Italian populations mixed in Jewish enclaves like Sheepshead Bay, Flabush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Crown Heights even Bedford Stuyvesent.

Speaking of Jewish enclaves, they also were all mixed in throughout all of Brooklyn as well, some mixed into Italian communities or were next to Italian communities. Bedford Stuyvesent, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park, Williamsburg, Canarsie, Midwood, and East New York were largely Jewish. Although some of them had large Italian communities mixed in.

It seems the Jewish and Italian were like 75% of Brooklyn's Population back in the middle of the 20th century. Then of course there were Germans in Bushwick, which would become largely Italian later and Irish in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge and Scandinavians in Sunset Park/Bay Ridge.

Would anyone say that there were many large Little Italys in Brooklyn at one point?

Did the Italians and Jewish have their own sections in East New York and Canarsie, or were just all mixed in?
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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In Canarsie, Italians and Jews were mixed. My aunt has lived there for some 50 years.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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From the historical research, it seems almost half of Brooklyn used to be Italians back in the 1940s-60s.

The Jewish people also seemed to be almost half of Brooklyn's population as well.

Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights now seems to be last section of Brooklyn to have a large Italian American community, however it is much less Italian now since more Chinese, Russians, Arabs and Mexicans have moved in while areas like Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge and Carroll Gardens have very scattered Italian Americans remaining. Although Williamsburg seem to still have a significant Italian population.

From the historical sources, it seems large Italian communities were in Williamsburg, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Downtown Brooklyn, East New York, Canarsie and Bensonhurst/Dyker Heights. However, there were also smaller, but significant Italian populations mixed in Jewish enclaves like Sheepshead Bay, Flabush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, and Crown Heights even Bedford Stuyvesent.

Speaking of Jewish enclaves, they also were all mixed in throughout all of Brooklyn as well, some mixed into Italian communities or were next to Italian communities. Bedford Stuyvesent, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park, Williamsburg, Canarsie, Midwood, and East New York were largely Jewish. Although some of them had large Italian communities mixed in.

It seems the Jewish and Italian were like 75% of Brooklyn's Population back in the middle of the 20th century. Then of course there were Germans in Bushwick, which would become largely Italian later and Irish in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens and Bay Ridge and Scandinavians in Sunset Park/Bay Ridge.

Would anyone say that there were many large Little Italys in Brooklyn at one point?

Did the Italians and Jewish have their own sections in East New York and Canarsie, or were just all mixed in?
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