Saturday, 19 April 2014

Category: Demographics

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In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

Gentrification is not only leaving minorities and the poor with few housing options, but also stripping entire neighborhoods of their Hispanic identity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

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Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

A growing Chinese population in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn has created an aesthetic divide by replacing ironwork with stainless steel, reports Open City.

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Cemetery Records Bring History to Life

Cemetery Records Bring History to Life

As many as 20 million people may trace their roots to the people interred at the Green-Wood Cemetery, which now offers genealogy research, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

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Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Jewish Life on Upper East Side Buoyed by Influx of Observant Jews

Jewish Life on Upper East Side Buoyed by Influx of Observant Jews

Jewish singles and young families are being drawn to the Upper East Side, with its wealth of synagogues and Jewish religious centers, reports The Jewish Week.

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Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Gentrification in popular gay enclaves such as Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen is driving many same-sex male couples to move to Inwood in Upper Manhattan, reports Northattan.

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Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

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Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they'll be doing it for real.

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Polish Businesses Adapt to Changing Greenpoint

Polish Businesses Adapt to Changing Greenpoint

Polish businesses in Greenpoint have had to adapt and shift focus to survive, as changing demographics have transformed the Brooklyn neighborhood into a hipster mecca in recent years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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