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Old 11-01-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Is it Glenlo Tavern? Cause if it is I think it's still there...
It's between Palmetto and Gates, it's called the European Coffee Bar.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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The only true Italian areas left in NYC is probably Howard Beach which is surroneded by Brooklyn and Queens African American Neigborhoods and Staten Island.
The Queens neighborhoods surrounding Howard Beach aren't Black neighborhoods. They're actually pretty diverse, though more on the Hispanic side.

Ozone Park used to be an Italian neighborhood, but I found on the Census map that they are more Asian now (probably a more extreme version of what happened in Bensonhurst)

Staten Island still has plenty of Italians, though most of them are Italian-American, not actual Italians. The further south you go, the more you'll find, but even on the North Shore in areas like Mariners' Harbor that are predominantly Hispanic and Black, you'll still find a decent number of Italian-Americans.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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The asian population in Bensonhurst is more Chinese/Korean but it still has a significant white population while in Ozone park the asians are of Indian descent (alot of west indians from Guyana) and other middle eastern areas... Ozone Park also has a very large hispanic population... I actually thought that the hispanic population was by far the dominant group in Ozone Park but I guess it is slightly more asian than hispanic... The white population around there is nearly non-existant... It's somewhere around 10-15%...
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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The asian population in Bensonhurst is more Chinese/Korean but it still has a significant white population while in Ozone park the asians are of Indian descent (alot of west indians from Guyana) and other middle eastern areas... Ozone Park also has a very large hispanic population... I actually thought that the hispanic population was by far the dominant group in Ozone Park but I guess it is slightly more asian than hispanic... The white population around there is nearly non-existant... It's somewhere around 10-15%...
I don't think it's that low, but the only section of Ozone Park that still has a significant white population is the southern sections near Howard Beach around Cross Bay Boulevard. There's some other whites here and there but Asians and hispanics are both larger.

Funny, according to the 2010 census, hispanics are declining in Richmond Hill. I wonder why.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I scoured Staten Island looking for Italian culture and found none ! They don't even pronounce the vowels at the ends of Italian words like MozzarellA and prosciuttO
That's because the Italian Americans on Staten Island are too many generations removed from their Italian original culture.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Dyker Heights have a lot of italians. Brooklyn use to have more but a lot of them moved away.
When the Verrazano opened in 1964 that's when the Italian migration started to Staten Island.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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That's because the Italian Americans on Staten Island are too many generations removed from their Italian original culture.
Exactly, just look at Vinny & Angelina in Jersey Shore.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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The only problem with all these very nice and safe neighborhoods is that you have a very difficult time finding anyone who actually can carry on a conversation in Italian.A few words and phrases maybe but that's about it for the most part.
Very true! And not only the language - the cultural difference between Italians and Italian Americans is striking to say the least (can you imagine Staten Island as it's own country)?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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wtf iz belmont bx ???? if u mean the arthur av area u obviosly never been there before - that is a strictly puerto rican and blak area no italians have lived around there n years . morris park / peham bay are 50% italian . bensonhurst bay ridge whitestone and howard beach are the only real italian hoods left in nyc ...... i cant speak for staten i dont kno that boro
No it isn't Arthur Avenue has real Italian owned businesses, there are plenty of Italian families living in the area. It is heavily PR, DR and Mexican. There aren't that many blacks. Anyway Morris Park, Pelham, I think Country Club and Throggs Neck have nice Italian populations in the Bronx. In Queens there's Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Middle Village and in Brooklyn you have Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Staten Island is very Italian. New York use to be heavily Italian, Irish and Jewish a few decades ago and the whole blue collar feeling was still felt 20 years ago don't know what happened though. Can anyone describe Little Italy in Manhattan a lot of people say its fake never been there though.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Queens, N.Y.
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Alot of Italians that used to live in the city are out on the Island now
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