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

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

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

Communities Divided in Williamsburg

Fewer residents of Williamsburg responded to the census than just about any other neighborhood in the city, which may be one symptom of a split community.

By May 23, 2011

Counting People and Taking Names

With the final numbers in, census workers have stories to tell.

By May 21, 2011

The Greening of a Housing Project

There’s more diversity these days at Ingersoll and Whitman houses in Fort Greene, census figures show. Other changes abound, as well.

By May 20, 2011

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

How Cricket Explains New York

How Cricket Explains New York was a live panel held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on May 16, 2011 featuring international cricket player Arnold Gibbons, commentator Carl Bennett, and NYU-Poly player Adrian Gordon.

By May 9, 2011

Block Parties & Street Festivals

Thanks folks! Our event is over online – but many of these festivals and parties are still going today and throughout the weekend. Click on the map to look up the events in your area.
ANd that’s not all! We will be posting more photos and video from our events today throughout the week!