Koreatown angst over Little Bangladesh

bangladeshila.jpgSome Koreatown leaders are miffed over a push to officially carve out a Little Bangladesh section of the community. "There is a pride in calling this Koreatown," said Chang Lee, chairman of the Korean-American Federation of Los Angeles. "The residents and businesspeople, when they heard the news, they were appalled." As first proposed, Little Bangladesh "would have cut a half-mile swath through the heart of the nation's largest Korean enclave," says AP writer Amy Taxin. Now, "both sides have agreed to create Little Bangladesh on the fringe of Koreatown instead of within its core. But the actual boundaries are still being debated..."

Photo: Damian Dovarganes / AP

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