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Re: ETHNICITY OF YOUR BRONX NEIGHBORHOOD 1940s - 1960s


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Posted by JerryV on Tuesday, April 11th 2017:

In Reply to: ETHNICITY OF YOUR BRONX NEIGHBORHOOD 1940s - 1960s posted by Alvin L. on Tuesday, April 11th 2017:

I grew up (mostly in the 40's) in the Hunt's Point area (corner of Tiffany and Fox). It's hard to estimate the actual percentages of people but the predominant groups were Jews and Irish Catholics, with smaller percentages of Italian Catholics, Puerto Ricans and Blacks (the preferred term at that time was Negro or Colored). Blacks were divided between Caribbean vs. Southern U.S. origin and they DID NOT hang out together. What was interesting was that virtually all the Irish Catholic kids went to St. Athanasius parochial school and tended to hang out together, while the Jewish and Italian Catholic kids almost all went to public schools, became friends from school and tended to hang out together. By the mid to late 50's the neighborhood became almost totally Puerto Rican (there were no other Latino ethnicities around that I knew of in those days).

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