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Old 06-04-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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It's changed a lot just in the past decade.

When my parents immigrated to the US in 1989 Brighton was a Russian Jewish enclave. It is not anymore. Most of the Jews who immigrated before the mid to late 1990's have since assimilated (more so their children) and moved out to the suburbs or to other states.

What's left of the Jewish community are the business owners and senior citizens who long for the non existent golden Soviet days. All the while contemplating this while being supported by American tax dollars. Funny, ain't it?

The rest are relatively new immigrants of the non Jewish persuasion. There's a difference and it mostly lies in the reasons that Russian Jews like my parents came to the US and the reasons why the newer immigrants come. Not all immigrants are cut from the same clothe.


My family was never to fond of Brighton to begin with. My father always had a disdain for it actually. He said that if he felt like being amongst Russians and Russian culture then he'd have stayed in Russia. We never lived there and haven't visited in over 15 years even though we've lived in Brooklyn since coming into the US.
I think that probably Rego Park in Queens is more Russian speaking these days than Brighton Beach.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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How's Luna Park?

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Trump Village?
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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I think that probably Rego Park in Queens is more Russian speaking these days than Brighton Beach.
Aren't a lot of them Bukharian though? A bit different than the Brighton Russian-speaking population.
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