Demographics

Ermel Alvarado, owner of Golazo Sport in Bushwick. (Photo by Donzie Barroso via The Brooklyn Ink)

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

Mónica R. Martínez became the first Salvadoran to become a legislator in Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm 1 comment

Four decades after Salvadorans began arriving on Long Island, they are gaining political empowerment, El Diario reports.

Mohammed "Khokon" Rahman hosts a World Cup viewing at his restaurant in Parkchester. [Photograph by Chris Crowley]

A Bangladeshi ‘Living Room’ in the Bronx

A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.

(Photo via Colorlines)

Opinion: Art, Race, and the Nature of Cultural Participation

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Opinion, Women May 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

Jamilah King of Colorlines visits the Kara Walker exhibit and writes about race, art and viewership.

A family from the Hudson Valley, where La Voz is based. (Photo by Felipe Santos via La Voz)

Opinion: ‘Latino’ or ‘Hispanic’?

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Opinion May 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

A piece in La Voz looks at the difference between the two terms and the problems that can arise when using either of them.

New condo buildings are changing the landscape at the traditionally Hispanic, working class Inwood neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. (Photo by  Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

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.

Orazio Carciotto, owner of Casa Della Moazzarella in the Belmont BID in the Bronx (Photo by Justin McCallum via Norwood News)

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.

Stainless steel railings and doors are a common site in Sunset Park. (Photo Esther Wang, via Open City)

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.

Green-Wood Cemetery (Photo by Raanan Geberer via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Cemetery Records Bring History to Life

Brooklyn, Demographics, History, In the News February 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

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.

(Photo via SAYA)

Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Demographics, Immigration, South Asian, Youth January 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

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.

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

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.

Architectural rendering of the Moise Safra Community Center, slated to open in 2014 on the Upper East Side. (Photo from MSCC's Pinterest)

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

Demographics, Jewish, Manhattan December 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

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.

Vaughn Lindquist (right) with his husband, Marvin Rodriguez. (Photo by Sterling Wong via Northattan)

Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Demographics, Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

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.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

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

A voter casts his sample ballot at Diversity Plaza on Election Day. (Photo from United Neighborhood Houses's Facebook page )

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Demographics, Elections 2013, Immigration November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm 1 comment

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.