How Iranians made part of LA their own
bbc / Shoku Amirani
29-Sep-2012 (2 comments)

Google maps recently recognised "Tehrangeles" as a neighbourhood of central Los Angeles. How did this upmarket part of LA become home to the largest community of Iranians outside Iran?

"We're on the map, I mean why shouldn't we be on the map?" says a girl at a hip Los Angeles cafe where young Iranians hang out.

"There's Koreatown, and Chinatown. Why shouldn't we have an area?"

Now they do.




 Yes,  I witnessed it

by vildemose on

 Yes,  I witnessed it happen. It all started in Westwood because that' s where UCLA is located and most Iranians back then were UCLA students.


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