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Posted on 05/12/2005 5:53:30 AM PDT by cyborg
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That's the first Spanish billboard you've seen? Don't get to brown neighborhoods much huh? First one I saw was in 1982, for Budweiser. It's all about target marketing, if they're targeting immigrants from Mexico (and remember many of them are legal) then there's nothing wrong with a billboard in Spanish.
---We have one out at Burke Lake that's in 16 languages. Tells folks about "deep water wear a vest".---
missing was the warning in Antlantian
Hempstead is predominantly black and hispanic, well actually hispanic and black. I live here and drive past the sign every day.
Incidentally, the rich white slumlords run these apartments. They would never live in them themselves though.
Odds are the next drowning out there is going to involve someone whose language wasn't listed.
Still, they've got the major ones ~ English, Spanish, French (Creole), German, Russian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai, Mandarin, Shanghainaise, Malay, Tagalog, and so forth.
most people that own apartments would never live in them, that's part and parcel to having enough money to own rental property.
Riiight you know exactly what I mean. I was in the fire department and have seen some of these apartments first hand. Aside from the near condemned condition, you have two bedroom apartments turned into five bedroom apartments with dry wall. Trust me on this.
Then they're targeting a market. Most advertising is targeted to an identified demographic, theirs is apparently Spanish speakers.
It's not just a bad apartment thing, it's an apartment thing. If you've got enough money to own rental property it's a safe logical assumption you've got enough money to live someplace better than what you're renting out, whether it's a slum that should be condemned or a nice piece of property, it's just a natural result of real property capitalism.
Well we respectfull part on that view.
There's no view to part on. Find me someone that owns rental property, any class of rental property from the most pathetic slum to some amazing multi-level New York penthouse, and I garauntee their home will be nicer than the places they're renting. Because if you can't afford to live someplace nicer than what you're renting you can't afford to be renting what you own. About the only exception you'll ever see to this is people that are renting rooms to boarders, but even then the person probably kept the nicest bedroom for themselves.
Alot of the shabbier apartments in Bay Ridge were owned by landlords who lived in Greece, so it would be kinda difficult to go after them. My building was OK, and my landlord was only out of the country 6 months out of the year.
Heavy MS-13 presence on LI. Unknown a few years ago.
I don't mind some bi-lingual signs, but I can't see the sense in some of them. I don't care how non-English speaking you are, if you spend any length of time in this country and don't understand the meaning of "EXIT" or "ENTRANCE", or "OPEN 24 HOURS", there's something wrong with you. Everybody who comes here ought to know how to read simple signs and phrases in English within minutes of arrival. I even saw a sign that translated "TELEPHONE" for crying out loud. I mean, DUUHHHHH! TELÉFONO=TELEPHONE. How hard is that?
BTW, if you want to keep up with your Spanish in writing, just FReepmail me. I need the practice in reading Spanish myself, and my husband will (figuratively) get out his red pen and correct your errors. He's merciless.
Glad you understand :-)
There are pockets of Latinos from nearly all nations all over Long Island now. In most communities -- across the economic scale. Demographics have changed dramatically in even the last 5 years. Also, there are more Mexicans than ever before. When they come, they bring their family, their extended families, etc. The only problem with this is that so many are illegal aliens.
Wherever it was I posted translates into what it's like to really be there, it doesn't matter what I wrote.
Lawn Guyland was the most SEGREGATED place in the world when I was a kid. Quite a contrast to where I live now where you have blacks married to whites living next to Hmong, in partnership with Bangladeshis, etc...
Actually I got tired of spray painting over graffitti and putting up with the crime and noise in the illegal-alien sector of Nashville. I recently moved to a nice complex on the edge of town, between a lake and some woods, where the other tenents are natives and legal immigrants.
I figure I've got maybe five years before hell creeps in again.
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