inner cityinner city
The usually older, central part of a city, especially when characterized by crowded neighborhoods in which low-income groups predominate.
(comparative more inner-city, superlative most inner-city)
- Of, pertaining to, or situated in the central part of a city, especially an older, populous area of low-income or immigrant families
- The history traces a convoluted trail through the streets of L.A. and New York City where inner-city youth found in dance an alternative to violence, all the way to the current day when dance studios offer classes for child hip hop dancers.
- Urban ballroom dance is one of the newer incarnations of the pastime, with organizations such as the Gentlemen of Ballroom spreading the joys and benefits of social dance to a wider and under-served inner-city population.
- The Underland Chronicles series by Suzanne Collins begins with Gregor the Overlander, an adventure book about a boy who wanders through an inner-city underground world.
- This dream is reinforced by Hollywood movies such as Bring It On which dramatizes a competition between an inner-city dance team and an affluent suburban school.
- Youth gangs, commonly associated with inner-city neighborhoods, are a recognizable peer group among youth in smaller cities, suburbs, and even rural areas.