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.


Numbers Don’t Add Up in Astoria

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.

By and May 24, 2011

Irish Isle’s Rising Tide

Walk around Woodside and you’ll see the ever-changing population. But step into Donovan’s Pub on Roosevelt Avenue and you’ll be transported back in time.

By May 23, 2011

Anatomy of an Undercount

The 2010 Census found this corner of Queens has one of the highest vacancy rates in the city. Residents contend the neighborhood is growing.

Little Poland Thrives in Ridgewood

The Queens neighborhood is attracting an increasing number of young Polish residents looking for a sense of community.

By and May 23, 2011

Counting People and Taking Names

With the final numbers in, census workers have stories to tell.

By May 21, 2011

A Family Under the Radar

Xiao Qiong Qu is living the American Dream – but you won’t find her or her family represented in the 2010 U.S. Census.

By May 17, 2011

Block Parties & Street Festivals

Thanks folks! Our event is over online – but many of these festivals and parties are still going today and throughout the weekend. Click on the map to look up the events in your area.
ANd that’s not all! We will be posting more photos and video from our events today throughout the week!