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.


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.

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

Dreamers Come Out of the Shadows

A coalition is pushing for passage of the New York Dream Act, which would help undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition at New York colleges and health care, among other services.

By and May 23, 2011

Finding Hope in Foster Care

The city is required to identify immigrants in foster care eligible to become legal permanent residents. But it can be a race against the clock.

By May 23, 2011

Language Programs Hit By Budget Cuts

The fastest growing student population, English language learners, is falling behind – and funding reductions may derail progress.

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