Triumph of ‘Little Bangladesh’ name in the chest of USA

BanglaPress Desk
July 26, 2022

Noman Ibne Sabit: Little Bangladesh is a winner in the heart of the United States. So far the three regions have been named as ‘Little Bangladesh’. The number of Little Bangladeshs in the United States stood at three with the announcement of the name Little Bangladesh at the intersection of Church-McDonald, which is dominated by Bangladeshis in Brooklyn. There are also several roads named Bangladesh Avenue and Boulevard.
Bangladeshi councilor Shahana Hanif said that a bill of New York City has already been unanimously passed by the city council. His proposed bill (0880-2022) passed the City Council on July 14 with a vote of 47-0. At any time the junction named Church-McDonald will be signposted with the name Little Bangladesh.
On International Mother Language Day on February 21 this year, the intersection of Jamaica Hillside Avenue and Homelawn Street in Queens, New York City was unveiled as Little Bangladesh. Brooklyn’s Church-McDonald’s Little Bangladesh naming announcement has named two areas in New York as Little Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association (JBBA) has taken the initiative to build a road called ‘Bangladesh’ in Jackson Heights, New York’s Bangladeshi area. Organization officials have already sent proposals to New York City officials. Officials said efforts are being made to pass the proposal.

In 2010, an area located between Third Street and Alexandria Avenue in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA was recognized by the Los Angeles city authorities as ‘Little Bangladesh’. It is the heartland of people of Bangladeshi origin living in the city.

In 2019, the name of the Union Avenue road in Paterson City, New Jersey, USA was changed to ‘Bangladesh Boulevard’. On June 22, 2019, the road was officially named Bangladesh Boulevard.