Buffalo, New York

The Buffalo metropolitan area had two clusters of migrant Asian men who registered for the draft. One was centered around downtown Buffalo and consisted of Chinese who worked in restaurants and/or providing laundry services. The other was found to the south, in Lackawanna, and consisted of South Asians who worked at the recently built Lackawanna Steel manufacturing plant and lived in company housing.

For more information, see Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem (Harvard University Press, 2013), ch. 3, esp. p. 118-119.