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The End of ‘White Flight’?

Nov 27, 2007

Year after year, decade after decade, New York City was home to a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse population. Whites were seen as fleeing the five boroughs, while blacks, Hispanics


Feeling the Effects of a Housing Bust

Sep 25, 2007

The soaring values of apartments and houses in the city gave many New Yorkers a major real estate obsession during the first part of this decade. After residential real estate


Women of New York City

Mar 20, 2007

New York women are different, especially those who live in Manhattan. They are much more likely to be single, earn more money, and have more education than women living in


The Idle Rich

Nov 30, 2006

Forgive New Yorkers for envying their fellow citizens; it's hard to avoid. Librarians read recently in the New York Times that their bosses at the New York Public Library


Hitting the 9 Million Mark

Jun 27, 2006

New York City’s population will reach 9 million around 2025, according to a spate of demographic projections featured in various news stories. But will the city really hit the 9