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Old 06-18-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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I was wondering if people that live in a smaller city or town in Upstate NY could tell me where the African American/Black community is centered around in such communities. For instance, I know that in Elmira, the East side of the city is where this is the case. In Auburn, it is the Southwestern quarter of the city and the Orchard Street area. Even for say a community like Lyons, which also has a relatively high Black population and so on. I'm just a person that is interested in things like this for historical and social terms.

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I don't think you're going to find too many smaller cities and towns in upstate NY where there is an African American community to speak of. Maybe a few individuals here and there and in most other places none at all. Just to the east of Rochester around Ontario there is a population who are mostly rural farm workers. In Watertown there will be soldiers who are African American posted at Fort Drum, mostly young and transient. In college towns there will be some students who rarely stay after graduation.

Now if you're talking the major upstate cities like Rochester, Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse. Generally it will be adjacent to the downtown section.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Default I know........

about the major cities in Upstate. In Buffalo, it's mainly the East side. In Rochester, it's mainly "the Crescent", which goes from NE of downtown to directly south of downtown, with it being the thickest West of downtown. In Syracuse, it's mainly the South side, with quite a few people on the east side and the Near west side. In Albany, the Arbor Hill and South end are the neighborhoods.

Then, I know Utica has such communities in the Cornhill section, just West of downtown and in East Utica. In Ithaca, it is South of downtown around Cleveland st. and north of downtown around Albany St. Watertown's East side along State St. and west of downtown around Cedar and Morrison Streets, straddling the River. That's as far as I know though.

What about cities like Binghamton, Corning, Norwich, Rome, Plattsburgh, Cortland, Amsterdam, Gloversville, Johnstown, Jamestown, Olean, Batavia, Niagara Falls, Schenectady, Troy, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh, Middletown, Geneva and so on.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Though I've been to many of these cities I'm not familiar with where or if there is an African American section.

In Schenectady I can tell you most of the whole NW section of the city all the way to Rotterdam is African American with the exception of the area directly adjacent to Union College.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Since this thread is still read by some people, I'll try to provide some information pertaining to the topic for places big and small. Hopefully, others can provide info as well.

For instance, while in the bigger cities/areas, here are mostly/highly Black neighborhoods with a median household income around or above the national average: Census Block Group 004700-1 in Erie County, New York

Census Block Group 004300-4 in Erie County, New York

Census Block Group 010201-3 in Erie County, New York

Census Block Group 010202-2 in Erie County, New York

Census Block Group 007100-4 in Monroe County, New York

Census Block Group 006800-3 in Monroe County, New York

Census Block Group 003602-2 in Onondaga County, New York

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Old 06-13-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Looking at churches could be a way to see if there is a Black population in a city or town. Here are some churches that worship out of the African-American tradition in some of the smaller cities mentioned and other smaller Upstate NY cities/towns: https://m.facebook.com/pages/First-T...60758480613192

Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Thomas Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - TAUNY Register of Very Special Places

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Family-...11544585550772

http://www.lyonsny.com/inter_church_...tistchurch.pdf

COGBF

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=142267765834141

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Mount-C...10841988969628

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Blackwe...21947494482053

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Apostol...11671055538699

https://www.sbn.com/POPP2.aspx?i=1ad...irk&s=New-York

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Friends...17926258234519

Friendship Baptist Church

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Rooseve...17970614920443

https://m.facebook.com/LisaREDavis?r...%2FLisaREDavis

Auburn in 35 objects: Original Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._...ME_Zion_Church

Our Lord's Temple Church Of God In Christ - Welcome To The Lamplight for the City - Ithaca, NY

https://m.facebook.com/CBCithaca?ref...om%2FCBCithaca

People's Ame Zion in Gloversville, NY - 518-725-3516

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Old 06-13-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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(continued) https://m.facebook.com/pages/Dyer-Ph...81597938670733

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?i...32386223465465

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Trinity...00863546625485

River of Life Church of God In Christ - "Where Everybody is Somebody"

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Mt-Sina...21296121217262

Faith Temple Community Church Of God In Christ - Just another WordPress site

https://m.facebook.com/pages/All-Sai...18358354882389

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Frederi...17477174938591

Monumental Baptist Church, Elmira, NY

https://m.facebook.com/pages/First-A...59989247358249

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Sanctua...00885376622798

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Indepen...20698867943305

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Morning...13982515300543

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=143352079172564

History of the Center | African American Center for Cultural Development (at former Bethel AME Church)

http://m.yelp.com/biz/sacred-temple-cogic-olean

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Holy-De...17638461595265

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Home - Lackawanna, NY

Welcome | Second Baptist Church

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Potters...23974661033446

http://mtcalvaryrome.org/files/2012/09/ROME.pdf

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Old 06-13-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Traditionally, Jamestown's blacks have lived in the area immediately adjacent to the CBD, north of West Sixth Street and west of North Main Street. The neighborhood was referred to by locals as "Africa". (Catherine Harris, Africa, and some history of Jamestown, NY) into the 20th century but not in recent times. Most of Jamestown's black residents still live on the North Side but many have moved further east to better neighborhoods or moved to other areas of the city. Jamestown hasn't been a particularly racially or ethnically segregated city for many decades, so it's more about economics than color or ethnic group here.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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Traditionally, Jamestown's blacks have lived in the area immediately adjacent to the CBD, north of West Sixth Street and west of North Main Street. The neighborhood was referred to by locals as "Africa". (Catherine Harris, Africa, and some history of Jamestown, NY) into the 20th century but not in recent times. Most of Jamestown's black residents still live on the North Side but many have moved further east to better neighborhoods or moved to other areas of the city. Jamestown hasn't been a particularly racially or ethnically segregated city for many decades, so it's more about economics than color or ethnic group here.
Thanks for the information and for putting it the way that you did. There are traditional neighborhoods/areas, but you can find said folks in various parts of these communities.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:16 PM
 
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(continued) https://m.facebook.com/pages/Dyer-Ph...81597938670733

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?i...32386223465465

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Trinity...00863546625485

River of Life Church of God In Christ - "Where Everybody is Somebody"

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Mt-Sina...21296121217262

Faith Temple Community Church Of God In Christ - Just another WordPress site

https://m.facebook.com/pages/All-Sai...18358354882389

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Frederi...17477174938591

Monumental Baptist Church, Elmira, NY

https://m.facebook.com/pages/First-A...59989247358249

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Sanctua...00885376622798

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Indepen...20698867943305

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Morning...13982515300543

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=143352079172564

History of the Center | African American Center for Cultural Development (at former Bethel AME Church)

http://m.yelp.com/biz/sacred-temple-cogic-olean

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Holy-De...17638461595265

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Home - Lackawanna, NY

Welcome | Second Baptist Church

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Potters...23974661033446

http://mtcalvaryrome.org/files/2012/09/ROME.pdf
More: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=113499068682531

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Full-Go...13445132022952

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Ta...00879096622981

The Promise Land Church // 2015: Restoration, Recovery & Renewal! (R3)

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Second-...16012295086772

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Second-...59755594057571

Glad Tiding Baptist Church Medina NY, 14103

Royal Church of God In Christ (Albion)

https://m.facebook.com/thelordshouse....google.com%2F (Albion/Medina)

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