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 stories that offer snapshots of who we are, how we live -- and where.
In more than 30 multimedia and live-coverage story package that make up the Changing New York: Census 2010 site, our reporters chronicle:
•How Bangladeshis have made a corner of the Bronx their own -- thanks largely to a pioneering immigrant who's become a one-man settlement house.
•Why the Asian community in Manhattan's Chinatown is shrinking.
•How an extended Queens family of 11 avoided the Census -- perhaps emblematic of the undercount Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians contend befell the city.
Our reporters also captured glimpses of life -- from one of the last old-school Irish bars in Woodhaven to the proliferation of new Polish shops in Ridgewood to the rebound of the South Bronx as witnessed from the counter of a Mexican restaurant.
We ultimately discovered that the only thing you can count on in the city is change.
Go here to view the full Changing New York: Census 2010 site.
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