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Old 07-24-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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Myself and my colleague, Emil Östman, are students of journalism at
Södertörn Collage in Stockholm, Sweden.
We have chosen the topic of gated residential communities as our
graduation project, a phenomenon that is virtually non-existent in
Sweden. We are very interested in meeting with people who live in such
communities as well as representatives of the communities.

If You know someone who like to speak about this topic or if You know
some community We could contact, we would be very grateful.

Sincere regards
Tomasz Pozar & Emil Östman, Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden

PS: We need some help with names of gated communities in/outside NYC as well. DS
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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There aren't gated communities in NYC. These are in the suburbs, not here.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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I know many of them are on Long Island, right?
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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I have no idea, but they're NOT in NYC.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:39 AM
 
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Relative to many parts of the country, the NY area in general doesn't have a huge number of gated communities. You need to look in the Sunbelt.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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As a matter of fact, there's Sea Gate in Brooklyn. There's a literal gate at West 37 Street, and if you don't live there (or aren't accompanied by a resident) you aren't going in.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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Lots of gated communities in Naples, FL and in general all of south florida
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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There are some gated communities in Westchester County, Long Island, and New Jersey. There are even more gated communities in Southern Florida (near Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach) and in Orange County, California. The Orange County, California forum would be a good place to ask this question due to a very high percentage of people in that area living in gated communities.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Isn't there one in the Bronx? Shorehaven?
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Queens ones: There's a tiny condo community with a big old wall around it on the corner of Winchester Blvd and Hillside Ave in Bellerose. It's barely noticeable because it's on the same block as the also-gated Creedmoor campus, though separate. There's also another one maybe half a mile north on the same road, right after the sanitation depot in Douglaston. A third one I can think of is in a semi-one, in Bayside, there's a strange little neighborhood with no sidewalks, narrow streets and big houses. They have two little makeshift gate-thingies off of Bell Blvd, though the other entrances to the hood from the side streets don't seem to be gated at all.

The highest estimate I saw is that 6% of American households live in gated communities. The New York City metro does has gated communities, but I'd file them under "virtually non-existant" as well. Even suburban Long Island doesn't have that many, mostly concentrated on the north shore of Nassau, that's it. I've never met one person who lived in one here, but I do know people from here who moved to one in Florida or Arizona.

What we do have in NYC are buildings with doormen, however.
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