Demographics

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.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) at the event designating the Little Caribbean, along with Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING (right) who led the campaign for the designation. (Photo via BKLYNER)

‘Little Caribbean’ Naming in Flatbush Premature?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte took issue with the designation of “Little Caribbean” in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, report BKLYNER and Kings County Politics.

(Photo by Alan Petersime via Chalkbeat)

School Integration Beyond Demographics

Demographics, Education, New York August 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

In a Chalkbeat story, three city teachers describe how an inclusive classroom means more than just having students from different backgrounds.

Nancy Tong, with Mark Treyger in blue tie to her right and William Colton to her left (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Will a NYS Bill Detailing Asian Demographics be Divisive?

Asian, Brooklyn, Demographics July 25, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Brooklyn politicians including Nancy Tong are opposed to a NYS bill which mandates that the state collect demographic information specifying the particular ancestry of Asian residents, reports Kings County Politics.

A stand with Polish food was among the most popular during the festival (Photo by Basia Sala-Maslanka)

Multicultural Ridgewood Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Demographics, Religion June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

St. Aloysius Church in Ridgewood, built in 1892 by German immigrants, celebrated its 125th anniversary with an ethnic festival to reflect the multiethnic congregation it serves, reports Nowy Dziennik.

La Pera Bros manager Carlo Formisano (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Poultry Store in Dyker Heights Caters to Chinese Immigrants

Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, East Asian June 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

Carlo Formisano, the manager of La Pera Bros in Dyker Heights, tells World Journal how the more than 50-year-old business has adapted to the influx of Chinese residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Data: New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control Annual Report, 2016

Plateau of Overall TB Rate in NYC Masks Disparities

Demographics, Health, New York March 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

The Department of Health’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control released its 2016 report March 24, which showed disparities in TB incidence across some neighborhoods and races and ethnicities.

Antonio Chavez, owner of Grandma’s Bakery on 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Italian Businesses in Dyker Heights Cater to New Customers

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, Latino March 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

BKLYNER speaks to Italians in Dyker Heights who have handed their businesses over to more recent immigrants as Asian and Hispanic residents move into the historically Italian neighborhood.