Koreatown’s Little Bangladesh

Little Bangladesh comprises a sub-community within the boundaries of Koreatown in Los Angeles. Stretching along a few blocks of 3rd Street between New Hampshire and Alexandria, Little Bangladesh was officially designated by the City of Los Angeles in 2010. Community members representing both the Korean and Bangladeshi immigrant population negotiated the official boundaries of Koreatown and Little Bangladesh and in the process, sparked a debate about the significance of mapping immigrant communities along ethnic lines.