Florentine, Tel Aviv

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Florentin is a neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv, Israel, named for David Florentin, a Greek Jew who purchased the land in the late 1920s. Development of the area was spurred by its proximity to the Jaffa–Jerusalem railway. As with much of Southern Tel Aviv, for many decades the area suffered from urban decay and poverty. However, today most of the residents are young and the neighborhood is often associated with a bohemian life style. Florentin is now becoming known as a hip, "cool" place to be in Tel Aviv with coffeehouses, markets, bars, galleries and parties.HistoryThe land was purchased in the 1920s by the Salonika-Palestine Investment Company, founded in 1921 by Jews in Salonika to develop commercial relations with Jewish settlements in Palestine. After World War I, anti-Semitism in Greece reared its head, compounding the effects of the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917 in which the city's Jewish quarter was destroyed, leaving over 53,000 Jews homeless. In 1924, the Salonika-Palestine Company sent an envoy to Palestine to purchase land in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv's Rehov Herzl, in an area bordering Neveh Tzedek and Ahuzat Bayit that was close to the Jaffa-Jerusalem railroad. Due to Ottoman land laws, building in the area was held up until 1933.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The neighbourhood is really well worth seeing, Lot´s of little artisan shops and nice restaurants. This place is the heart of Bohemian life in Tel Aviv, Very enjoyable and relaxed atmospher.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    the neighborhood is located in south Tel Aviv, many young people and hipsters. it is alive all day and night with many places to eat and drink.  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    A scruffy neighborhood on the outskirts of the city, neighborhood and realize a residence and entertainment for youngsters. Cafés and restaurants open and warm neighborhood atmosphere and illuminates the face.
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