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

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.