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Old 08-09-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Two words about Whitestone: Cherry Valley.
I love Cherry Valley! Thanks for reminding me.. I haven't been there in a while, and I definitely need to go back!
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Queens
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^^^ Yeah. Amazing that one pair of delis can make the entire counties of Queens and Nassau salivate with the mere mention of its name.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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there is black and spanish folks dont forget were still in the qu
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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It probably has something to do with the fact that most black people in NY aren't well educated and can't afford the high prices in the neighborhood. No offense, but it's the reason there aren't many white people in the south Bronx, they can live better.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Im a black man living in whitestone Queens and wondering why there isnt so many black folks in this area i like it here alot its just like any hood in queens
I'm from ATL, black and I live in Queens... and I've noticed that there aren't many black people in NYC in general. I have yet to visit Harlem or The Bronx. This may be a generalization but it seems that most of the educated blacks have moved back to the south for economic oppurtunity.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: new jersey, us
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It probably has something to do with the fact that most black people in NY aren't well educated and can't afford the high prices in the neighborhood. No offense, but it's the reason there aren't many white people in the south Bronx, they can live better.

I would'nt go that far. Harlem is coming up, even Bill Clinton bought a house there.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I've always been against living in diverse areas, because it causes people to lose their identity. People in diverse areas are less likely to associate with their neighbors and have a strong community. The increase in diverse neighborhoods has been destructive, and created a generation of lemmings. You can be friendly with people of other cultures, races, and religions without having them as a neighbor, these kind of relationships can only flourish when everyone has their own space.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It's one of those places that has historically not been diverse. Those black people with the financial clout to afford Whitestone probably live in the 'burbs.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: New York
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Default the irony of diversity

This is the irony of diversity; it supposedly celebrates different cultures but it does nothing but foster alienation and cultural homogeneity. With that in mind Whitestone is a semi-urban ethnic neighboorhood and diversity is not clebrated there. Mostly Greeks and Italians with a growing group of Koreans moving in. The correct description here would be cultural pluralism. Whitestone is a stronghold of ethnic New York; the way New York was before it was flipped into a bohemian-trustfunder playground. Whitestone may look like a middle class area but it really is a working class area with its traditional families, blue color workers and strong morality. Not a good place for someone just moving to the area looking to meet transient hipsters or yuppies.

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I've always been against living in diverse areas, because it causes people to lose their identity. People in diverse areas are less likely to associate with their neighbors and have a strong community. The increase in diverse neighborhoods has been destructive, and created a generation of lemmings. You can be friendly with people of other cultures, races, and religions without having them as a neighbor, these kind of relationships can only flourish when everyone has their own space.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm from ATL, black and I live in Queens... and I've noticed that there aren't many black people in NYC in general. I have yet to visit Harlem or The Bronx. This may be a generalization but it seems that most of the educated blacks have moved back to the south for economic oppurtunity.
What part of Queens are you in? I live in Queens and my area (zip 11413) is around 92% black according to the last census. Generally speaking you'll find the majority black areas (over 70% black) in eastern Brooklyn, central Harlem, south-east Queens and the north-east Bronx.
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