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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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"Little Britain" in the BIG APPLE?? BRILLIANT!!!

"Little Britain" in the Big Apple




I was looking where to get Cornish Pastys the other day and I stumbled into the New York neighbourhood named "Little Britain" in Manhattan! WHAT? Well, it turns out that some Brits thought it would be nice for them to have their own neighbourhood in the already multi-cultural city of New York! It lies on Greenwich Avenue between 14th and 12th Streets! Usually, this is the gathering spot for the British expats (Mainly english, but many scots and welsh venture here as well, and some Irish!), so the owners of Tea and Sympathy as well as Salt and Battery joined forces to try and make it the official Little Britain neighbourhood like those of Chinatown, Spanish Harlem, Little Italy, Koreatown, Little Brazil, etc... there have been comercials that were aided by Virgin as well as many celebrities (Mike Meyers, Joss Stone, Lilly Allen, etc...) who have been in favour of the existance of this place.
I went to NYC but did not know of this place until today! I guess the debate was done in 2007, but I'm wondering if anyone knows what's going on still? If anyone goes to this part of Greenwich Village and has a feeling that they're actually in Britain and not in the USA? Can anyone help me out?
Here are some things I have found:

http://www.campaignforlittlebritain.com

http://www.asaltandbattery.com

http://www.teaandsympathynewyork.com

http://www.myersofkeswick.com

What do New Yorkers feel about this?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x96FrakUPfs
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Old September 9th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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using CAPS in the TITLE? HIDEOUS!!!

I'm glad you're all giddy about a commercial gimmick
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Old September 11th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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I love the British, so I wouldn't mind having a "Little Britain"... It's only a matter of time before "Little France" comes into this city. Bonjour!
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Old September 12th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #5
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Maybe in a sense that it's full of gays and tourists. But the part that really does look like Britain in New York is this:

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Old September 16th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #6
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WOW! What part of NYC is that?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:55 AM   #7
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WOW! What part of NYC is that?
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