Demographics

Julie Menin, New York's director of the Census, addressing the May 29 conference "2020 Census: Making New York Count" at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

Making New York Count: A 2020 Census Conference

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York May 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

A half-day conference on the 2020 Census, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, was held Wednesday at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Steve Choi, from the NYIC, wants more funding allocated to promoting the 2020 Census. (Photo via El Diario)

Demanding Funds for NY’s 2020 Census Count

Demographics, Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Pro-immigration advocates urged the city and the state to double the funds allocated to the 2020 Census, arguing that a thorough counting of all immigrant communities is vital for New York’s political and financial strength, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Community meeting in Brooklyn addressing the census. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Campaign to Ease Census Fears among Immigrants

Demographics, New York April 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm

A year in advance, the city is kicking off a campaign to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census and to mobilize immigrant communities afraid to participate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ecuadoreans represent 26 percent of the Queens Latino population, closely followed by Mexicans (25 percent). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans are Largest Latino Group in Queens

Demographics, Queens April 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

According to a Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies report, Ecuadoreans have recently become the largest Latin American community in Jackson Heights and Corona, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Sample images from the US Census Bureau's Brand Guidelines, issued March 4, 2019.

Learn About the 2020 Census Media Campaign

Communities, Demographics, Featured Posts, New York March 27, 2019 at 5:50 pm

The Census Bureau is holding a Media Vendor Day in NYC on April 3, and one in Puerto Rico on April 5. It’s an opportunity for media outlets to learn about how to get Census-related advertising, and they’ll need to file RFPs by May 17.

Julie Menin, recently named Director of the Census for NYC, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

NYC to ‘Light a Fire’ for a Complete Census Count

Demographics, Featured Posts, Government, Immigration March 7, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The new director of the Census for NYC met with the community and ethnic media on March 7 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (center) with Lurie Favors (right), at the New York City Black Leadership Action Coalition for Census 2020 at Medgar Evers College, as they jointly launched the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee. (Photo by Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP’s Office via BK Reader)

A Brooklyn Push to Fill Out the Census and ‘Check Black’

Black, Brooklyn, Demographics January 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Lurie Daniel-Favors, who leads the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee for the upcoming Census, speaks to BK Reader about getting as many residents as possible to fill it in, and the “Check Black” campaign started in response to a major change on the survey.

About 15 years ago, Polish immigrants started moving into Glendale, Queens. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

A Less Polish Glendale

Business, Demographics, Eastern European, Queens September 24, 2018 at 1:13 pm

As demographics change in Glendale, Queens, businesses that once catered to mostly Polish customers must now adapt to serving different communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

From New York Counts 2020: What's at stake and what you can do, in Chinese.

2020 Census: Blocking a Citizenship Question

Demographics, Immigration July 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm

The coalition of organizations New York Counts 2020 urges New Yorkers to weigh in with comments opposing the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

God is Great: A variety store on Nostrand Avenue catering to a Haitian clientele. Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

Opinion: Little Haiti Project Could Define Rodneyse Bichotte’s Legacy

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion June 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm

In a column for The Haitian Times, Garry Pierre-Pierre examines what the “real test” will be for Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte after securing the designation of “Little Haiti” in central Brooklyn.

April 24 panel on the 2020 Census. Left to right: Wendy Weiser, moderator, director of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference and Joseph Salvo, director of Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Be Counted – Trump Doesn’t Want You to Be’

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Experts discussed challenges to the 2020 Census, in New York and beyond, at a panel held by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

New: the NYC Population FactFinder

New: the NYC Population FactFinder

Demographics, New York April 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

The NYC Planning Department has released a new platform, Population FactFinder, to make it easer to access data about NYC.

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

Black, Demographics, Education, Housing, New York April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NYC Council member Brad Lander has co-authored a report recommending 12 steps to begin to desegregate NYC, City Limits reports.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘Why Are We Marginalized?’

Demographics, Latino, Media, Opinion November 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

La Voz managing editor Mariel Fiori discusses how Latinos are marginalized “in the news and media in general, not to mention other spaces.”

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.