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    Move over Chinatown and Little Italy

    Little Dominican Republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Move over Chinatown and Little Italy

    Little Dominican Republic

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    https://patch.com/new-york/washingto...nican-republic
    I have a friend down here very upper class makes many trips to NYC. Asked her once if she had ever been to washington heights, her answer was I don't go to Villa milla why would I go the washington heights.

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    I heard the whole area is currently going through a major
    "gentrification" where dozens of well-established Dominican owned
    businesses have been pushed out along with some of the life long
    residents. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bienamor View Post
    I have a friend down here very upper class makes many trips to NYC. Asked her once if she had ever been to washington heights, her answer was I don't go to Villa milla why would I go the washington heights.
    No offense, but your friend sounds like a snob. While Washington Heights is not perfect, it is no where near what it was in the 80's and 90's nor is it like the South Bronx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bienamor View Post
    I have a friend down here very upper class makes many trips to NYC. Asked her once if she had ever been to washington heights, her answer was I don't go to Villa milla why would I go the washington heights.
    thats a funny answer but very true....got love these people with the cash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bienamor View Post
    I have a friend down here very upper class makes many trips to NYC. Asked her once if she had ever been to washington heights, her answer was I don't go to Villa milla why would I go the washington heights.
    Your friend would have a hard time finding an apartment under $2500/month along Riverside Drive from 145th st. to the George Washington Bridge. I stayed with a friend for a week last year in the middle of Wash. Heights and the gentrification mentioned is in full swing; most working class Dominicans, as well as non-Dominicans cannot afford to live there. What is the range for rentals
    in "Villa milla"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dlight View Post
    Your friend would have a hard time finding an apartment under $2500/month along Riverside Drive from 145th st. to the George Washington Bridge. I stayed with a friend for a week last year in the middle of Wash. Heights and the gentrification mentioned is in full swing; most working class Dominicans, as well as non-Dominicans cannot afford to live there. What is the range for rentals
    in "Villa milla"?
    Who care what the range is in Villa Milla is. Was not the point of the statement. More along the lines of why she would not visit there has nothing to do with rent or buy ranges. more to do with environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bienamor View Post
    Who care what the range is in Villa Milla is. Was not the point of the statement. More along the lines of why she would not visit there has nothing to do with rent or buy ranges. more to do with environment.
    I understand,,,,,,,,,,, some folks just got to twist things where it don't make sense.

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    NYC can be disgusting, especially in the hot, muggy, and SMELLY summers making places like Washington Heights simply best avoided. Certain parts of NYC certainly puts in serious question the notion that it is a city in a rich, organized, clean; and developed country.

    More on topic, I find it interesting they decided on ‘Little Dominican Republic’ when probably 99% of Dominicans (and many other Latinos too, especially Puerto Ricans and Cubans) refer to the DR simply as Santo Domingo. Even the Spaniards when talking informally refer to the DR as Santo Domingo. Little Santo Domingo sounds better. Don´t have to move the tongue so much and its simply smoother to say. It might confuse non-Latin people who might think it would refer to the capital instead of the country, but anyone that knows Dominicans knows that Santo Domingo city is simply La Capital and Santo Domingo is the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    NYC can be disgusting, especially in the hot, muggy, and SMELLY summers making places like Washington Heights simply best avoided. Certain parts of NYC certainly puts in serious question the notion that it is a city in a rich, organized, clean; and developed country.

    More on topic, I find it interesting they decided on ‘Little Dominican Republic’ when probably 99% of Dominicans (and many other Latinos too, especially Puerto Ricans and Cubans) refer to the DR simply as Santo Domingo. Even the Spaniards when talking informally refer to the DR as Santo Domingo. Little Santo Domingo sounds better. Don´t have to move the tongue so much and its simply smoother to say. It might confuse non-Latin people who might think it would refer to the capital instead of the country, but anyone that knows Dominicans knows that Santo Domingo city is simply La Capital and Santo Domingo is the country.
    Two butthurt parties in the way of a Santo Domingo country name: Cibaeños and Haitians (the latter because of the Frenchified version of the name, Saint-Domingue, which even to this day evokes for them hated colonial slavery).

    But I agree with you, Santo Domingo is way better and easier, indeed.

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