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Jews Moving Back Up to the Heights

Demographics, Manhattan September 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Upper Manhattan has seen a nearly 150 percent jump in the Jewish population in the last 10 years, following decades of decrease for a community that once flourished in the area, reports The Jewish Week.

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Chinatown Shrinks as Chinese Flock to Other Boroughs

Demographics, East Asian, In the News July 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

A new study finds Chinese residents opting for Sunset Park and Flushing over Chinatown. With thousands of rent-stabilized housing units lost, Chinatown’s mid to low income residents, many of them aging, struggle like many others around the city.

Aileen Torres and her husband Edwing Toro, were born in New York to Puerto Rican parents but now they're seeking a better quality of life and new horizons in the Sunshine State of Florida. When it comes to Puerto Ricans, they're not alone. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Boricuas Seek Better Life, ‘Sunshine’ Outside of NYC

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Puerto Rican New Yorkers who are seeking a better quality of life in other states. Over 90,000 have left the city over the past decade for calmer, less expensive destinations like Florida.

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As Asian Population Booms, Latinos Reconsider City Council Districts

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics September 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

As we have noted, New York City’s Asian population has grown dramatically fast in a last decade — just one of the changes to the city’s population that leaves Latinos with challenges in the City Council redistricting process, El Diario La Prensa reports. They seek not only to keep their current representatives, but also to find new Latino leaders.

The cover of "Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011," a survey of nearly 6,000 of the New York area's Jewish community.

As Orthodox and Secular Jews Increase, Where is the Jewish ‘Center’?

Demographics, Politics, Religion June 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Jewish publications had plenty to say about a recent study which found that New York’s Jewish population has shifted to become both more Orthodox and more secular — as well as more interracial and, in some sectors, poorer. A lively discussion ensued about whether or not these shifts signal a trend toward the political right.

Census estimates show that among children under the age of 1, minority babies made up 50.4 percent.

Editorial: As ‘Minorities’ Become the New Majority, a List of Demands

Demographics, In the News, Opinion May 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

After a Census release last week revealed that there are now more non-white babies in America than white babies, Kelly Virella at Dominion of NY offered a satirical take on the news, headlined: “Now That Our Kids Are the Majority, These Are Our Demands.”

There are now more Poles in New York City than Chicago.

New York Dethrones Chicago as the ‘Largest Polish City’ Outside of Warsaw

Eastern European, Immigration, New York February 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

New York has surpassed Chicago as the largest “Polish city” in the U.S., with 55,000 Polish immigrants compared to the Windy City’s 46,000.

Turmoil in Greece touches Astoria

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Queens November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

The collapsing economy of Greece has revitalized the Greek population in Astoria, which in recent years had been declining.