There are eight million stories in the Naked City — or 8,175,133, to be more precise, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. NYCity News Service reporters hit the streets to put faces to the numbers in a series of story packages that offer snapshots of who we are, how we live — and where. We found the only thing you can count on in the city is change.


Rise of the ‘DominiRican’ Generation

A growing number of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are crossing cultures through marriage – becoming part of the new “DominiRican” generation.

Smoothing the Path for Bangladeshis

The Bangladeshi population in the southeast Bronx leaped 137 percent in the last decade. Mohammed Mujumder, who arrived in the U.S. 22 years ago, advises recent immigrants on everything from finding a job to applying for government health benefits.

By and May 23, 2011

The Bronx Bounces Back

Melrose is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city – another sign of the South Bronx’s rise from the ashes.

By May 23, 2011