Originally Posted by Fred314X
If you stop to think about it, the OP's question is mildly silly. Why do so many Asians choose to live in NYC? So I ask this in response: why would you single out a particular ethnic group, when you could ask the exact same question about everyone else who calls this city home?
Maybe a better way of asking is why they choose here rathe than anywhere else....
I think it may just be because of the general diversity NYC has, and the fact that since there is a Chinese base already, many feel comfortable coming to a city that not only has store clerks that speak their languages, but TV and Radio stations as well.....
As for other asian cultures, many of them are starting to move to the "burbs. Hell, the Japanese were the ones I remember seeing first in the 'burbs. But the ones that seem to be moving en-force are the Koreans. Lots of Korean Baptist churches popping up here and there.
The only sad part I see is when I drive along the road in Oakland (NJ) and I see a group of Korean kids, ALL KOREAN, walking together. Sad in two related ways. That there seems to be a grouping of similar cultural backgrounds, and probably a passive exclusion by others.
Where's their token white kid?