|Published:||Oct 24, 2013 10:18 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 24, 2013 10:18 AM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood got its unofficial name from the Haitian immigrants who moved here in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The city commission now is considering making that official to differentiate Little Haiti from the historic neighborhoods it largely absorbed over the years. Commissioners are set Thursday to contemplate setting official boundaries for a cultural or neighborhood conservation district.
Some Haitian activists want the official recognition. Critics like businessman Peter Ehrlich tell The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1bi3K3N ) that people should "use whatever name makes them comfortable" such as Lemon City, Little River or Buena Vista. Those are the neighborhoods now included in the area generally known as Little Haiti.
Miami's Little Havana neighborhood doesn't have official boundaries, either. It once was a Jewish neighborhood.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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