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Old 07-31-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Are there any issues there with racist people? I find it kind odd that over 70% of Staten Island in white while all the other boroughs are very diverse. Or is that just a coincidence.
It's far more isolated then the outer boroughs from Manhattan, not to mention far more suburban. Breezy Point in Queens is over 98% White, does that make it a racist neighborhood?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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It's far more isolated then the outer boroughs from Manhattan, not to mention far more suburban. Breezy Point in Queens is over 98% White, does that make it a racist neighborhood?
I'm not saying it is racist, I was asking if it was. Having neighborhoods that are over 70% white here in Pittsburgh is normal, but in a diverse city like NYC I didn't expect to see a whole borough that is over 70% in ANY race.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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That's interesting because I always hear about Brooklyn's good neighborhoods being great and hear people put down S.I. and the Bronx.
because the brooklyn folks won't shut up about how great their boro is. they are BY FAR the most vocal group in the city. i can't enjoy a concert @ irving plaza without some groups of people sreaming "brooklyn!!!" every five seconds...i'm like "yeah, i heard you the first 10 times"

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Old 07-31-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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because the brooklyn folks won't shut up about how great their boro is. they are BY FAR the most vocal group in the city. i can't enjoy a concert @ irving plaza without some groups of people sreaming "brooklyn!!!" every five seconds...i'm like "yeah, i heard you the first 10 times"
And this apparently surprises you? It shouldn't, coming from the only borough that used to be a separate city. (The municipal election of 1895, which made consolidation with NYC a fact of life, was rigged, by the way. It was no secret that the overwhelming majority of Brooklynites were opposed to the measure. Manhattan politicians were in favor of it. Surprise! Consolidation passed, and for the last 113 years, nobody has been able to account for those votes).

The next time you're at one of those concerts, and people start yelling "Brooklyn!" feel free to respond with "Staten Island!" I am not to be held responsible for whatever happens, however.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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And this apparently surprises you? It shouldn't, coming from the only borough that used to be a separate city. (The municipal election of 1895, which made consolidation with NYC a fact of life, was rigged, by the way. It was no secret that the overwhelming majority of Brooklynites were opposed to the measure. Manhattan politicians were in favor of it. Surprise! Consolidation passed, and for the last 113 years, nobody has been able to account for those votes).

The next time you're at one of those concerts, and people start yelling "Brooklyn!" feel free to respond with "Staten Island!" I am not to be held responsible for whatever happens, however.
lol, while i'm at it, might as well yell "Westchester in da house!!"
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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lol, while i'm at it, might as well yell "westchester in da house!!"
lmao
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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because the brooklyn folks won't shut up about how great their boro is. they are BY FAR the most vocal group in the city. i can't enjoy a concert @ irving plaza without some groups of people sreaming "brooklyn!!!" every five seconds...i'm like "yeah, i heard you the first 10 times"

In a way that might be a good thing, a little community pride is a positive for a neighborhood, but I can see how it can be a little annoying.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Queens
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I was at a local pizza place in Oakland Gardens with my friend from LI who had recently moved to Brooklyn, and he was like "how come people from Queens are so much prouder than people from the Island?" I was like "Queens folks proud? We ain't got nothing on Brooklyn!" and he was like "true... but why?" I was like "eh, I guess we got more to be proud of, I dunno."
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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It's far more isolated then the outer boroughs from Manhattan, not to mention far more suburban. Breezy Point in Queens is over 98% White, does that make it a racist neighborhood?
actually breezy point does have a reputation for being insular and racist. i'm not saying its true or false but thats what i have heard. either way, that explains why i only live a few miles away but i've only been there 1nce my whole life (just driving through).
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I was at a local pizza place in Oakland Gardens with my friend from LI who had recently moved to Brooklyn, and he was like "how come people from Queens are so much prouder than people from the Island?" I was like "Queens folks proud? We ain't got nothing on Brooklyn!" and he was like "true... but why?" I was like "eh, I guess we got more to be proud of, I dunno."
huh? i've never heard of anything like that in my life.
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