Residents say their neighborhood is growing. But the 2010 Census shows that Astoria lost about 14,000 people over the last decade, meaning political and social implications for the area.
Natives are Newcomers in Sunset Park
BROOKLYN – A procession of American Indians marched through Sunset Park on a weekend afternoon in early May, bouncing to a tribal beat. They dressed in a burst of colors, wore tall headdresses and danced in circles, as custom dictated, along a short stretch of the park.
But there was something different about this tribe, the Tlaxcala, and when the music ceased and the chatter resumed, the difference became clear: They spoke exclusively Spanish.
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