Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Segregated shopping in neighborhoods

In a recent blog at Reveries, they look at how shopping experiences have become more segregated than ever. Neighborhoods with strong concentrations of different ethnicity lead to segmented shopping experiences.

An example is provided in the post about a shopping experience in Queens, New York.

If you were to take the 7 subway line to the 74th Street stop in Queens, you might think you were in "a South Asian neighborhood. There are shops selling saris and Indian jewelry ... Yet nearby flats are mostly occupied by immigrants from Central America. The shops are patronized by South Asians who travel into the neighborhood."

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