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(New York Daily News)   Little Italy, 1926-2013   (nydailynews.com) divider line 106
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2013-02-04 09:02:53 AM  
Meh.  You can't really sustain Little whatevers without new immigrants coming from the Old Country.  The kids of the Little Italians from years past probably all moved out to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and NJ a long time ago, and immigration from Italy is probably miniscule by this point.

Chinatown will shrink as time goes on, too.  Flushing (and increasingly Elmhurst) is the new Chinatown, with Koreatown next door.
 
2013-02-04 09:11:56 AM  

RodneyToady: Meh.  You can't really sustain Little whatevers without new immigrants coming from the Old Country.  The kids of the Little Italians from years past probably all moved out to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and NJ a long time ago, and immigration from Italy is probably miniscule by this point.

Chinatown will shrink as time goes on, too.  Flushing (and increasingly Elmhurst) is the new Chinatown, with Koreatown next door.


Plenty of little Mexicos taking their place, though.
 
2013-02-04 09:27:32 AM  

RodneyToady: Meh.  You can't really sustain Little whatevers without new immigrants coming from the Old Country.  The kids of the Little Italians from years past probably all moved out to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and NJ a long time ago, and immigration from Italy is probably miniscule by this point.

Chinatown will shrink as time goes on, too.  Flushing (and increasingly Elmhurst) is the new Chinatown, with Koreatown next door.


It's true that Flushing is the new Chinatown. I think, Chinatown in Manhattan is only there as a tourist trap area that most Chinese people, especially recent immigrants, don't go to. Flushing is where all the recent immigrants go. Plus, the demographics of Chinatown (Manhattan and Flushing) has changed a lot, too. Previously, most of the Chinatown residents are Cantonese speakers, but the recent immigrants in Flushing are predominantly Mandarin speakers.
 
2013-02-04 10:03:09 AM  

RexTalionis: RodneyToady: Meh.  You can't really sustain Little whatevers without new immigrants coming from the Old Country.  The kids of the Little Italians from years past probably all moved out to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and NJ a long time ago, and immigration from Italy is probably miniscule by this point.

Chinatown will shrink as time goes on, too.  Flushing (and increasingly Elmhurst) is the new Chinatown, with Koreatown next door.

It's true that Flushing is the new Chinatown. I think, Chinatown in Manhattan is only there as a tourist trap area that most Chinese people, especially recent immigrants, don't go to. Flushing is where all the recent immigrants go. Plus, the demographics of Chinatown (Manhattan and Flushing) has changed a lot, too. Previously, most of the Chinatown residents are Cantonese speakers, but the recent immigrants in Flushing are predominantly Mandarin speakers.


Sunset Park Chinatown FTW!
 
2013-02-04 10:10:15 AM  
If only there were an orginazation of italian gentlemen who could express their displeasure with the local property owners
 
2013-02-04 10:44:12 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: If only there were an orginazation of italian gentlemen who could express their displeasure with the local property owners


Urban Legend.
 
2013-02-04 10:44:27 AM  
Well, Bye!
 
2013-02-04 10:44:33 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: If only there were an orginazation of italian gentlemen who could express their displeasure with the local property owners


They moved out too.
 
2013-02-04 10:45:14 AM  
Gentrifiers?

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Buona giornata, signori! Shall we imbibe on some red plonk & pasta?
 
2013-02-04 10:46:24 AM  
It is still sad when a culturally significant neighborhood fades away.  I still remember the Combat zone in Boston getting smaller and smaller until it was nothing but Tufts medical school and offices.  It was a sad lose.
 
2013-02-04 10:46:28 AM  
This has been happening for years, mostly due to the gowth of NYC's Asain neighborhood. These days, Boston & Cleveland & probably many other cities  have more vibrant "Little Italy's."
 
2013-02-04 10:46:50 AM  
Bring back the Italian mafia!

/or are they just hiding?
 
2013-02-04 10:47:30 AM  
pre.cloudfront.goodinc.com
 
2013-02-04 10:47:36 AM  
Good.
 
2013-02-04 10:48:39 AM  
This is not really a shock, as it has been happening in Chicago too - here Greek Town being swallowed up by gentrification in the West Loop is a prime example - it happens, you just hope the great restaurants can hang on
 
2013-02-04 10:50:05 AM  

Once growing Chinese community in the nabe has also diminished


Can we all agree that people who use "nabe" should be punched repeatedly in the groin?
 
2013-02-04 10:54:08 AM  
The Melting Pot of society is turning into a Wok.
 
2013-02-04 10:54:19 AM  
I had to consult the Urban Dictionary, but having done so, yes, I agree, they should.
 
2013-02-04 10:54:54 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Once growing Chinese community in the nabe has also diminished


Can we all agree that people who use "nabe" should be punched repeatedly in the groin?


I came here to say this.
 
2013-02-04 10:55:12 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: If only there were an orginazation of italian gentlemen who could express their displeasure with the local property owners


They all went to Jersey and Long Island.
 
2013-02-04 10:55:58 AM  
Gentrification bad, segregation good!
 
2013-02-04 10:56:01 AM  
shiat-hole turns into a somewhat different shiat-hole.
 
2013-02-04 10:56:49 AM  
GOOD.....maybe they'll have some *REAL* Eye-talian food....consistent....like Olive Garden or Marconi Grill...Not some crappy mom and pop operation that is just throwing come crap together like you would at home. Who *knows* what you people put in your food.
 
2013-02-04 10:59:06 AM  
Little Italy has sucked for years.  Even the "Italian" restaurants there are owned by a bunch of Albanians or Croats, not that it really makes a difference.
 
2013-02-04 11:00:25 AM  
I think I'll move in and open up an Olive Garden.
 
2013-02-04 11:00:25 AM  
ChipNASA
GOOD.....maybe they'll have some *REAL* Eye-talian food....consistent....like Olive Garden or Marconi Grill...Not some crappy mom and pop operation that is just throwing come crap together like you would at home. Who *knows* what you people put in your food.

10/10

I LOLed :D
 
2013-02-04 11:01:00 AM  
anyone know of a big city with a Little India anywhere?  I could you use some good curry and nan.
 
2013-02-04 11:01:29 AM  
www.flakclan.com

RIP, I'll miss the chickens.
 
2013-02-04 11:02:33 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Once growing Chinese community in the nabe has also diminished


Can we all agree that people who use "nabe" should be punched repeatedly in the groin?


Totes.
 
2013-02-04 11:03:42 AM  
Sadly this is happening far too often in America.

Money and youth moving into your neighborhood are about the worst things imaginable.

Your dreams of stagnation and poverty are crushed out of existence by attractive cool kids with energy and new ideas.
 
2013-02-04 11:04:02 AM  

The Flexecutioner: anyone know of a big city with a Little India anywhere?  I could you use some good curry and nan.


London.
 
2013-02-04 11:05:04 AM  
I ate at SPQR a couple of years ago.  Very pedestrian, I felt let down.
 
2013-02-04 11:06:11 AM  

Cythraul: Plenty of little Mexicos taking their place, though.


Collins Street in Joliet, IL will definitely give you that "What country am I in?" feeling, but that's not a new thing; it was J-town's Little Mexico even 30+ years ago. Most store signs are bilingual, but there are plenty of Spanish-only signs as well.

It doesn't really bother me, since I can read them. The wharrgarbl crowd would have real trouble with it, though...
 
2013-02-04 11:06:44 AM  
Why can't all the immigrants stay in their neighborhoods where they belong?
 
2013-02-04 11:07:04 AM  
Ah, gentrification, government sanctioned classism(and occasionally racial or ethnic suppression).   I guess rich white yuppy hipsters need to live somewhere
 
2013-02-04 11:07:26 AM  

Arkanaut: Dead for Tax Reasons: If only there were an orginazation of italian gentlemen who could express their displeasure with the local property owners

They moved out too.


That, or they are the property owners.
 
mjg
2013-02-04 11:07:40 AM  

Loucifer: I think I'll move in and open up an Olive Garden.


Seriously, most of the remaining Italian restaurants on Mulberry are about as good as Olive Garden.
 
2013-02-04 11:07:46 AM  
Let them out of their ghetto, and they complain that their ghetto is shrinking.
 
2013-02-04 11:07:47 AM  
So, the W.A.S.P.'s are moving in and property values are rising?  Isn't that a hell-of-a-thing.

Brooks Bros.  is a dog whistle
 
2013-02-04 11:08:12 AM  

theurge14


Why can't all the immigrants stay in their neighborhoods where they belong?


I guess they found a way to ghetto ver it.
 
2013-02-04 11:11:00 AM  
Little Italy has been pretty much dead for at least a decade now.  Only 1 block still has a few Italian businesses, and it has been like that since the 90's.  The rest of the neighborhood has been taken over by either Chinatown in the south-east, or Noho in the north-west.
 
mjg
2013-02-04 11:12:17 AM  
And for anyone looking for real Italian food in NYC head over to DaSilvano on 6th Ave
 
2013-02-04 11:13:17 AM  
What's amusing is the ambience of the neighbourhood is probably what attracted the influx, but by moving in in numbers, they destroy it.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:01 AM  
Goddam hipsters.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:43 AM  
Doesn't progress make you feel good inside?
 
2013-02-04 11:18:57 AM  

vudukungfu: Good.


How come it's good? Little Italy has always been my favorite neighborhood in NYC to eat. I love Italian food, and I've always been able to find fantastic Italian food there at really reasonable prices.

I live in DC now, so I miss good Italian food. If you want good Italian food around here you usually have to go to a nice place and pay out the nose for it. Carmine's is decent and not too terribly pricey, but that's family style, not quite the same thing... There just aren't Italian delis and cheap neighborhood Italian restaurants down here.
 
2013-02-04 11:19:43 AM  

The Flexecutioner: anyone know of a big city with a Little India anywhere? I could you use some good curry and nan.


Manhattan has a Little India.  Queens has Jackson Heights, around 74th and Broadway.  A little further away, Hicksville in Nassau County has a good sized Indian population, and Edison, NJ probably has the biggest of all.  Both Edison and Hicksville have Patel Bros. stores, if that's an indication.
 
2013-02-04 11:22:55 AM  
Meanwhile in Toronto: the Bridal Path has just been declared a sanctuary for endangered honkies.
Wait - that sounded really racist - didn't it?


/I want some chicken shawarma - and Jamaican patties.
 
2013-02-04 11:23:15 AM  
Intergalactic Civil War?
 
2013-02-04 11:23:19 AM  
Am I the only one thinking of Big rumble in little China?

/I spend too much time playing video games
//you can take my controller, FROM COLD DEAD HANDS
 
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