Upward and outward mobility is certainly intertwined with mediated communication patterns. Cultural identity, language and access to labor or working capital can be maintained with or without residence tied to the original ethnic enclave through the modern technologies of communication and transportation This process of immigrant mobility is part of the two-step diaspora in which not only are ties maintained with the country of origin but with the enclave of origin as well. Community in the modern diaspora is increasingly maintained through connections of media technology, de-emphasizing or eliminating the need for face to face contact in public space. Media dependence marks both stages of modern migration and diaspora life. This paper will explore the contestation of space within various ethnic enclaves in New York City.