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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 11:16 PM
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Among the big metro areas, New York is the only one where Italian Americans are the largest white ancestry group. Most suburban counties are 20%+ Italian American. This must have some impact on the culture of the region.

Even in famously "Italian" Philadelphia, this isn't the case. Irish and German ancestry is more common than Italian. The South Jersey part is more Italian than the PA side; Gloucester County NJ looks like a typical NYC area county in its Italian American share.

Among smaller cities, Italian is the most common ancestry in Providence and New Haven. And both have sort of "Italian" images (Providence for its Little Italy, New Haven for its pizza).
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2020, 4:39 AM
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That is indeed a lot different here in chicago, nothing so amazing I have seent yet.
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Here in St. Louis, the documentary America's Last Little Italy: The Hill will be airing on the local PBS affiliate on November 30th. Here's the trailer, for anyone interested:

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And here's an article about the documentary:
https://www.feastmagazine.com/st-lou...b56ef7f25.html
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2020, 9:58 PM
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Among the big metro areas, New York is the only one where Italian Americans are the largest white ancestry group. Most suburban counties are 20%+ Italian American. This must have some impact on the culture of the region.

Even in famously "Italian" Philadelphia, this isn't the case. Irish and German ancestry is more common than Italian. The South Jersey part is more Italian than the PA side; Gloucester County NJ looks like a typical NYC area county in its Italian American share.

Among smaller cities, Italian is the most common ancestry in Providence and New Haven. And both have sort of "Italian" images (Providence for its Little Italy, New Haven for its pizza).
Federal Hill in Providence reminds me how Italian neighborhoods were in their heyday.
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Sort of on topic but also not quite. I was just recognized as an Italian citizen by the SF consulate. Sad my grandmother passed away last year before I completed the process.
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Federal Hill in Providence reminds me how Italian neighborhoods were in their heyday.
Am I beating a dead horse by saying again how much I love Federal Hill? I hope Pastiche is doing ok. They're in such a small space, they could only sit 8 people max, so losing the in-store dining hopefully isn't a huge hit. I think most of their business is made-to-order pickup anyways.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:28 PM
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Among smaller cities, Italian is the most common ancestry in Providence and New Haven. And both have sort of "Italian" images (Providence for its Little Italy, New Haven for its pizza).
It's more than just Federal Hill, though. The suburbs of Providence are full of Italians and Italian-Irish/Portuguese/French Canadian mixes. Just like in neighboring Bristol and Norfolk Counties in Mass. Every town common had in close proximity a VFW hall, an Elks lodge, and an Italian-American Club, at least until I left in 2002.

Growing up there, it felt like CCD and real school had ~80% overlap. Even the Asians (Vietnamese, Cambodians) and Blacks (Dominicans, Haitians) were Catholic.
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