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Old 11-09-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Maybe some moved there generations ago cuz they were drawn by jobs, and once acouple go they start to bring their families...


I was raised in Philadelphia around and by Boricuas. even though my DNA is full Dominican, culturally im partially rican. So yea i love being dominican, but i also love my Puerto Ricans, they are just like us in so many ways, with a very similar culture.


Allentown always had a significant PR population. But in recent years it really has been blowing up, with some moving from NY, Philly, or straight from the island. But IDK the exact number, I do know its a large population. Many of the cities in eastern and south central Pa have large PR populations from like Bethlehem all the way down to york, and even scranton has some. though allentown and reading are probably the more notable PR population-heavy towns.


Yea ,i mean PRs are really scattered and spread across the nation. but Florida and the Northeastern states (except maryland) has by far the largest concentrations. Maryland has a smaller PR population, compared to the area from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania. California, Texas, and many areas in the south and midwest have small PR populations as well.


Excluding buffalo and rochester (which may be a little culturally midwestern, but is in New York, a northeastern state.) Cleveland is the only major city in the entire midwest, where Puerto Ricans are the majority hispanic group, or even the largest by a slim margin. Milwaukee does have a large PR population, but its Mexican population is much larger, kinda similar to Chicago
Considering the fact that Maryland is not even a northeastern state, it is not a coincidence that they have a less concentration of Puerto Ricans.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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The only notable differences i see between the Puerto Rican communities in these four cities is this:

1. Chicago's PR community is largely confined to the Humboldt park neighborhood, which is only like 30% puerto rican overall. smaller PR populations can be found in other neighborhoods in the Northwest side of Chicago.

2. Philadelphia's PR community is larger and a lil more segregated compared to NY. Large Puerto Rican populations can be found in numerous neighborhoods in eastern north philly (east of broad), the kensington section, the lower northeast, and uptown (olney/germantown area), with some neighborhoods being up to 80% Puerto Rican alone. though, other parts of the city havin much much smaller PR populations.

3.New York's PR population is a bit more blended and spread out, though areas like the South Bronx, Spanish Harlem and Bushwick brooklyn have the most notable PR populations. PRs are scattered throughout the 5 boros ,with the bronx have largest population. NY's puerto rican population has been declining in recent yrs.

4. Orlando PR population, though scattered like NY's, its also largely middle-class first generation puerto ricans and less american-ized ones. Though the heaviest concentrations are the south and east sections of orlando. Orlando's PR population has been experiencing rapid growth.

Economics, and size of PR population & influence differ from city to city. Also, Florida ricans tend to be first-generation and slightly better-off, while the ones in north-eastern cities as well as chicago seem a bit more "american-ized" and assimilated.


Here's more videos

The hood of hunting park in north philly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_OtUgpQgPg

One of the Philly-based Puerto Rican organizations, this one helps ppl with affordable housing, jobs and other services

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFTz-ARla9w

NY rican rapper Tru Life, was known as the "Suge Knight of the east coast" in the early 2000s era, beat up Camron of dipset, and punked Mobb deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8R4mPNC8AM

Chicago's Puerto Rican community leaders protesting gentrification of Humboldt park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzONXzkhwLk
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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Chicago
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9qRl7L-B4I&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5sv16wL84U

Philadelphia
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx8RgafLNss
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8xlEgoS-rg
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04f4zzSLENM
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reyMZmlXZhw
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIhXcdNXMaQ

New York
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POaLgZUO-T8
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDfoUoDmccc
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTXq-Eqsd6w
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRIB8a5zIAU
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5r3S6z1DAs
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg07WYABrIo
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWpPgU-tpZo
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX1qmppAo2M
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MawtW4xUMk4
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpdLz0WFbQM

Florida
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCaFvjIXfjI
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnGtA62FHJY

Puerto Rico itself
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuD6cfV9UXY
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxm32sQQngY
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up6GH9hzEho
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47gxjk6U5CQ
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHRWdXWrKp4
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abHiArkkdug
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d035vp4ngXE
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UXJGESyLXA
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEyJ5ByI8FY
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCMKpyEbl8
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU-Z3AOY5tQ
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktKdnhP7IK0
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTvF4SMuzaQ
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2xkQYM_ups
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqhnhA1vgMU
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzkAQ_TkXPQ

Other areas
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymifp5BOo1I
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCwbQC2KsnI
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB8sjoAyk2A
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZQJvwIJfiM
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mk0QrhZPw8
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg8U7pnujsI

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Old 06-21-2015, 11:36 PM
 
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I got this idea from another thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/city-...ans-maybe.html
I wonder if perceptions of Puerto Ricans are different from city to city, specifically New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Chicago, the cities with the largest PR populations and most notable regional sub-cultures. Though, New York and Chicago's Puerto Rican influence and population has been slightly fading away, the opposite has been happening in Orlando and Philadelphia, with these cities becoming "more Puerto Rican".

New York: Puerto Ricans first came to the eastside of Harlem and Alphabet city, and were heavily discriminated against, especially by italians in harlem (when east harlem was changing from italian to PR and black). Originally when PRs first started coming , there was more of an indifference between blacks and PRs, but they later but their differnces aside to combat racism in 1960s and 70s New York, and their communites largely blended in certain parts of the city. PRs in New York contributed to the creation of Hip Hop music, and break-dancing and DJing, as well as created Salsa and Freestyle music with italian and cuban artists.Though the highest concentrations of PRs can be found in areas like East Harlem, most of the bronx, especially south bronx, and bushwick, williamsburg and east ny in brooklyn. they are the city's most integrated ethnic group, smaller numbers can be found throughout the city, from astoria queens to bedstuy brooklyn. PRs make up significant portions of ppl in the city's public housing developments, as well as rikers island, the city's jail. NYs rican population has one of the highest drug addiction rates among the city's ethnic groups. Though, NYC has the largest PR population, many Puerto Ricans are leaving NY for other cities in the northeast or are moving to the south.

Orlando: The first major wave of PRs to the US was lower-income PRs migrating from rural PR to the NY area in the 1940s-60s. Now, the second major wave is middle class PRs migrating from suburban PR to central florida. Florida currently has the fastest growing PR population, and most are going to the Orlando area. The Orlando city proper is now about 16% Puerto Rican alone, with some southern and eastern suburbs being about 30-40% Puerto Rican. They are beginning to have clout, similar to the african american population in atlanta or the cuban population in miami, with many middle-class american-dream type Puerto Rican neighborhoods in Orlando. Though, they do have their share of some crime and poverty present, its nowhere near to the effect of the Puerto Rican populations in Philly, NYC and other northern cities.

Philadelphia: When PRs first started coming they set up shop in Spring Garden, the community later largely relocated to Fairhill, due to discrimination from whites. The PR population in Philly is one of the most segregated PR communities in the country, Puerto Ricans are largely situated in eastern North Philly and Kensington areas, between the black population in central North Philly and the white population in fishtown, port richmond, lower northeast areas. The Puerto Rican population is credited for revitalizing North 5th street, with blocks and blocks of Puerto Rican-owned businesses. Though, the PR community has also known to be very heavily involved in the city's drug trade, with Puerto Rican drugdealers turning 3rd and indiana and other well known intersections into open-air drug corners.

Chicago: When PRs first started coming to chicago, they came to areas in the near northside, though quickly pushed westward due to gentrification and discrimination. They were heavily active in Chicago's gang culture, and contributed to the creation of gangs (some of which they partnered with mexicans to create) like the latin kings, one of the largest street gangs in the us, as well as the maniac latin disciples and latin eagles in the folks nation, the Puerto Rican stones, a break-off of the Black P. Stones, and the Young Lords, which later to into a political activist group, similar to the Black Panther party. Humboldt Park has been designated the only "official" Puerto Rican neighborhood in the country.
So basically the PR had the same reputation the Italians use to have in those same places.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I'm from Michigan and love the Rican influence in Chicago! Most Ricans are great people. I love Newyurican and Chirican House Music also. But I have a question. Why do Ricans like Pontiac and Grand Rapids so much? Pontiac is a dump, not much better than Detroit, and Grand Rapids is an uptight city full of weirdos! Both cities seem like they would be the last place Ricans would want to live.
Got any vids of Nuyorican and Chirican House Music?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Considering the fact that Maryland is not even a northeastern state, it is not a coincidence that they have a less concentration of Puerto Ricans.
No.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The Nuyorican community is falling in population, and the composition of NYC's latino population is changing. Spanish Harlem and Bushwick saw an influx of Mexicans and Central Americans in the 90s, and the now the areas are gentrifying, especially Buswhick.
Sunset Park saw a huge demographic shift over the past 20 years; it went from majority Puerto Rican, to a large mix of Mexicans, Central Americans, and Chinese immigrants.

The South Bronx was historically Puerto Rican and Black, and now the Puerto Ricans are being replaced by Dominicans, with a growing number of Mexicans as well. A lot of formerly Puerto Rican restaurants are now run by Dominicans, given that their food and culture is very similar.

A lot of Nuyoricans are spreading to the suburbs and many are heading down to the Orlando area.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The Nuyorican community is falling in population, and the composition of NYC's latino population is changing. Spanish Harlem and Bushwick saw an influx of Mexicans and Central Americans in the 90s, and the now the areas are gentrifying, especially Buswhick.
Sunset Park saw a huge demographic shift over the past 20 years; it went from majority Puerto Rican, to a large mix of Mexicans, Central Americans, and Chinese immigrants.

The South Bronx was historically Puerto Rican and Black, and now the Puerto Ricans are being replaced by Dominicans, with a growing number of Mexicans as well. A lot of formerly Puerto Rican restaurants are now run by Dominicans, given that their food and culture is very similar.

A lot of Nuyoricans are spreading to the suburbs and many are heading down to the Orlando area.
This is so true. I do not see a lot of Puerto Ricans as before. All I see now are Dominicans everywhere when compared to the percentage that I see of Puerto Rican individuals. On the Block that I am from, I only saw Puerto Ricans. Now my neighbors are Dominicans. It is interesting to see the changes. Also I see a lot of Mexicans in the Bronx as well. To be hispanic in NYC meant to be Puerto Rican. If you were Hispanic you were Puerto Rican. Now that has changed. The Puerto Ricans will be like the Italians in NY... Meaning that there will be a few PRs here, just like the Italians.. I don't see many Italians anymore... Also all I see is Mexican employees working at Italian Pizzerias..

FALLING BACK - A special report. - Puerto Rican Presence Wanes in New York - NYTimes.com

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Old 07-02-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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This is so true. I do not see a lot of Puerto Ricans as before. All I see now are Dominicans everywhere when compared to the percentage that I see of Puerto Rican individuals. On the Block that I am from, I only saw Puerto Ricans. Now my neighbors are Dominicans. It is interesting to see the changes. Also I see a lot of Mexicans in the Bronx as well. To be hispanic in NYC meant to be Puerto Rican. If you were Hispanic you were Puerto Rican. Now that has changed. The Puerto Ricans will be like the Italians in NY... Meaning that there will be a few PRs here, just like the Italians.. I don't see many Italians anymore... Also all I see is Mexican employees working at Italian Pizzerias..

FALLING BACK - A special report. - Puerto Rican Presence Wanes in New York - NYTimes.com

Between 1990-2010 the Puerto Rican population in NY was declining, more Ricans left NY then came. Now, I would say its somewhat stagnant or growing very slightly, with equal numbers arriving as those leaving , this is partly because of the new great migration wave out the island. I would say about 40% are going to Florida, and the rest are going to other states like NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Maryland in the northeast, Georgia, NC, & VA in the south atlantic, and elsewhere like Ohio, Illinois, & Texas
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The only notable differences i see between the Puerto Rican communities in these four cities is this:

1. Chicago's PR community is largely confined to the Humboldt park neighborhood, which is only like 30% puerto rican overall. smaller PR populations can be found in other neighborhoods in the Northwest side of Chicago.
30% sounds low for Humbolt Park's PR population. This site lists it as 47% Hispanic, I can't find information that breaks down the Hispanic population, but I always thought historically it was about 50% PR, which would be close to the percentage listed, assuming the majority of those Hispanics are Puerto Rican. Also, the annual Puerto Rican parade and events in Humbolt Park is one of the largest in the country and draws people from all over the country, so they definitely still have a major influence in the neighborhood.

Humboldt Park — LISC Chicago

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