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Old 07-20-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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has changed the ethnic character of some neighborhoods. One doesn't have to be racist to recognize the historical vs present demographics.

Was a time when all whites jumped out of the # 1,2,3 trains at 96 Street as if there was a typhoid outbreak beyond that stop. Now if you wait for a train at that stop in the morning, all you see are whites and a couple of blacks and Hispanics coming from uptown.

Most of the white people still get off the #2/3 train at 96th. Usually I am the only white person that stays , or if the train is really full, there may be one or two others. I do see white people around the neighborhood though, maybe they are taking cabs or something.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Here in LA, you see no whites in the hood Maybe a few "gentrifying" neighborhoods such as Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Ktown and Downtown, but zilch in South LA, East LA, etc.

My friend lives Washington Heights and he tells me that there has been a new influx of white people in the form of hipsters. What are your estimates of W.H's (and Harlem, too) demographics now?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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Most of the white people still get off the #2/3 train at 96th. Usually I am the only white person that stays , or if the train is really full, there may be one or two others. I do see white people around the neighborhood though, maybe they are taking cabs or something.
Agreed. I'm also usually the lone white person past 96th, although sometimes there's an Albanian or two as well.

I've also been noticing-- especially today-- a lot more younger white people at the West Farms Square stop on the 2/5 heading toward Manhattan. A couple of them even looked a bit like (gasp!) hipsters. I wonder, do they live there, or is there a club or something locally I don't know about that they might be visiting?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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u sure they're not coming from the zoo?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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lol..they could be coming from the zoo or the NYBG. The white people in my area do not look like hipsters or yuppies usually. They just look like regular white people.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Here in LA, you see no whites in the hood Maybe a few "gentrifying" neighborhoods such as Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Ktown and Downtown, but zilch in South LA, East LA, etc.

My friend lives Washington Heights and he tells me that there has been a new influx of white people in the form of hipsters. What are your estimates of W.H's (and Harlem, too) demographics now?
I was once in the hood in LA...going to catch an early morning flight and taking a "short cut." I was actually so exhausted that I completely lost my bearings and did find the airport, eventually, and I can say that there were more than a few stares at me. My SoCal friends could not believe that I lived to tell the tale, and that I emerged with the vehicle with which I entered said area.

Washington Heights and Harlem are in transition, with increased influx of people priced out of other Manhattan locales, or for whom the prospect of a larger apartment at a lower price is a main draw. Parts of these areas do have an influx of newer white residents, though they have not been gentrified to a large degree yet.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I saw three white females on my block in University Heights in the Bronx on friday at around 3 am. I had to look twice to make sure, but I guess they make up the 2% (which may be 200 whites).
Is it really that rare to see white people (that are not Puerto Rican) in your neighborhood that you actually turn around and look to see that your mind is not playing games with you?
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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Here in LA, you see no whites in the hood Maybe a few "gentrifying" neighborhoods such as Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Ktown and Downtown, but zilch in South LA, East LA, etc.

My friend lives Washington Heights and he tells me that there has been a new influx of white people in the form of hipsters. What are your estimates of W.H's (and Harlem, too) demographics now?
I literally just saw a gaggle of hipster moving their stuff into my lobby. I can't say what the demographics are for all of Washington Heights, but just for fun I did count the number of brown faces in my subway car the other morning and we were 7 faces out of 35 at 9:30 in the morning on the A train at 175th.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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I'm assuming that you mean "brown faces" to be black people and non-white Hispanic people... You've got to be kidding me that there were only 7 out of 35 people on the subway at 175th street! LOL
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Is it really that rare to see white people (that are not Puerto Rican) in your neighborhood that you actually turn around and look to see that your mind is not playing games with you?
It is rare. Especially at 3 in the morning. On Fordham rd you may see whites. But very rarely do you see them on side blocks. The Fordham Oval Coops have lots of whites, so in that area it isnt that hard too se whites...although rare. But in the heart of the hood.....something you dont see.
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