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.


Natives are Newcomers in Sunset Park

A growing number of Latinos are identifying themselves as Indians.

By July 5, 2011

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

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.

Growing Gowanus

The canal is due for a cleanup and a Whole Foods is on the way. Census figures show that the boom is being fueled, at least in part, by an influx of young residents.

By and May 23, 2011

‘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.

A Taste of Paris in Carroll Gardens

The Brooklyn neighborhood has long been known for its Italian traditions. But a new wave of French immigrants is transforming this community into Little Paris. Will the newcomers stay?

Journey to New York City

Fewer than half of New York City residents were born in New York State. Check out some interviews with New Yorkers who started life outside New York.

By and May 23, 2011

Ugandan Protests Reach New York

Ugandans, in New York and in Africa, are trying to bring attention to the murder of gay activist David Kato.

By , and May 23, 2011

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

Asians Move Out of Chinatown

The Chinese immigrant stronghold has seen declines in population and the local economy in the decade since 9/11.

By May 23, 2011