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Old 06-02-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Thank you for posting the link to the Jewish Week article.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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The truth is New York City still struggles with a long history of racial issues. And when it comes to housing, as great as this city is, race defines most of our neighborhoods. As a lifelong New Yorker, I have found that we are actually behind the curve on this issue to a greater degree than other large cities. I lived briefly in two southwestern cities, Albuquerque and Phoenix. In both of those cities race has less to do with how neighborhoods are populated, it is much more an issue of class and income. If you have the money you can live where you choose. That is still not quite true here. New York neighborhoods are still, to a large degree, distinctly separated by race.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The truth is New York City still struggles with a long history of racial issues. And when it comes to housing, as great as this city is, race defines most of our neighborhoods. As a lifelong New Yorker, I have found that we are actually behind the curve on this issue to a greater degree than other large cities. I lived briefly in two southwestern cities, Albuquerque and Phoenix. In both of those cities race has less to do with how neighborhoods are populated, it is much more an issue of class and income. If you have the money you can live where you choose. That is still not quite true here. New York neighborhoods are still, to a large degree, distinctly separated by race.
It is its called Red Lining, which is notoriously done in Brooklyn and in Queens. Yes NYC is a melting pot but certain ethnic group stick with thier clicks.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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It is its called Red Lining, which is notoriously done in Brooklyn and in Queens. Yes NYC is a melting pot but certain ethnic group stick with thier clicks.

very true, this attributed alot to the segregation, also some immigrant groups liked to live near each other for a sense of community and networking, especially in a dense city like New York. In spite of these issues I still feel the diversity here.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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It is its called Red Lining, which is notoriously done in Brooklyn and in Queens. Yes NYC is a melting pot but certain ethnic group stick with thier clicks.
Redlining, the practice by lending institutions to put a red line around areas where they wouldn't loan out mortgage funds was permitted by Urban Renewal as passed by the Democrat Congress and signed into law by a Democrat president in the late 1940s. Prior to that law, Brooklyn was well integrated, with one or two African-American families on many blocks; and, a few years later, as a result of this permitted practice, African-Americans became concentrated in certain neighborhoods as white flight from these previously integrated neighborhoods occurred.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: QUEENS BORN AND RAISED
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At the risk of opening up a humungous can of worms, Jews are both a people and a religion.

Within the Jewish people, there are many different ethnic groups, such as Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrachi, Ethiopian, B'nai Israel, etc., etc., etc.

Within the Jewish religion, there are those who were born of a Jewish mother and others who converted, and those who have left the faith, but still remain a Jew (the preceding Cardinal Archbishop of Paris (Lustiger ???), according to his own words, was a Catholic Jew or is that a Jewish Catholic, I forget).
alright we get it!
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: QUEENS BORN AND RAISED
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the only blacks in astoria live in the housing projects.
when my family moved to astoria everyone was kind of racist and there wasnt much besides latino/hispanic or greek people.
then everyone got to know us and it was fine.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm black and live in Astoria...I see few black folk in the area. Maybe I should venture out toward the projects...hubby needs a haircut and he isn't that great cutting his own hair

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the only blacks in astoria live in the housing projects.
when my family moved to astoria everyone was kind of racist and there wasnt much besides latino/hispanic or greek people.
then everyone got to know us and it was fine.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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when my family moved to astoria everyone was kind of racist and there wasnt much besides latino/hispanic or greek people.
then everyone got to know us and it was fine.

Weird. The only people I know in Astoria are white.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Not to take this thread off topic but noladarling I thought I would have to go around the pj's to find a barber when I moved to Astoria a few monthes ago. But surprisingly, there are quite a few Dominican barbershops around 30th Ave & Steinway.
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