It was refreshing to read an article about legal immigrants realizing their American dream in the Times this morning:
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Shape a New Economy
However, Queens' Archie Bunker mystique rears its ugly head in the same article:
Responding to the city’s request for redevelopment proposals for the College Point section of Queens, more than 50 Korean merchants pooled $1 million to draw up the winning proposal, Mr. Chung said. At a news conference in 2004, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said it would create hundreds of new jobs. But the city backed out eight months later, after protests by older, white Queens residents and their representatives.
“They said they didn’t want the area to become like Flushing, like Chinatown,” Mr. Chung recalled.
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