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Old 04-30-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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hello everyone,

i am considering relocation to bay ridge. my family is from the area, and they always called it an Italian neighborhood. they are Italian though, so I think their view is skewed. from what I can tell, bay ridge is actually very diverse with many different ethnicities and cultures living in the area. with that being said, I was just wondering what a local's view was on a dominant culture in Bay Ridge. is there a dominant ethnicity that is associated with Bay Ridge?
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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hello everyone,

i am considering relocation to bay ridge. my family is from the area, and they always called it an Italian neighborhood. they are Italian though, so I think their view is skewed. from what I can tell, bay ridge is actually very diverse with many different ethnicities and cultures living in the area. with that being said, I was just wondering what a local's view was on a dominant culture in Bay Ridge. is there a dominant ethnicity that is associated with Bay Ridge?
In my opinion is mainly Italian some Russians/Ukrainian and Arabs.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Italian and Irish, plus Arabs (both Muslim and Christian), Asians, and Russian/East European.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Bay Ridge is primarily Italians, Jewish and Arabics
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Bay Ridge is primarily Italians, Jewish and Arabics
Jewish?
I don't _think_ so!
Obviously, every NYC neighborhood has some folks from every ethnic/religious group ... but B.R. is one of the _least_ "Jewish" neighborhoods my friends and I ever lived in.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Glendale, NY
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It's mostly Italian, Irish, and Russian in the southern sections, and Arabs and Chinese to the north.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Jewish?
I don't _think_ so!
Obviously, every NYC neighborhood has some folks from every ethnic/religious group ... but B.R. is one of the _least_ "Jewish" neighborhoods my friends and I ever lived in.
That is true,you probably have more jewish people living in Dyker Heights or Bath Beach then you do in Bay Ridge.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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My Greek friend who grew up in Astoria in the 60s and 70s told me that everyone in her generation moved from Astoria to Bay Ridge when they had kids of their own.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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I would say Italian, Arabic, Eastern European, with a small Latino and black population.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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My Greek friend who grew up in Astoria in the 60s and 70s told me that everyone in her generation moved from Astoria to Bay Ridge when they had kids of their own.
There's still a significant Greek population -- plus some Greek Orthodox churches, Greek-Orth. parochial school, etcetera.
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