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.


Shopping for Change on Franklin Ave.

Two decades ago, Crown Heights was best known for racial tensions and drugs. But over the past decade, the neighborhood has transformed – particularly along Franklin Avenue.

By June 27, 2011

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.

By May 23, 2011