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.
How individual people and businesses epitomize communities or change them.

Neighborhood Anchors

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.

‘Being Bushified’ in Brooklyn

Amid the ongoing demographic shift in Fort Greene, the Urban Bush Women dance troupe has been serving the community for 25 years.

The View from the Street

Gilbert Kelly, who spends his days collecting bottles and sweeping sidewalks, has witnessed big changes on his Grand Avenue block.

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.