BROOKLYN – There are exactly nine days left to submit the 2020 census! Have you filled yours out yet? Brooklyn is in danger of being undercounted yet again, and the consequences will be significant for the next ten years. Federal funds for things like public education, affordable housing, infrastructure will be
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Homeless activists and VOCAL-NY walked into a luxury apartment building– which the City has deemed as “affordable housing”– to protest Mayor de Blasio’s “affordable” housing plan on Friday. 15 Bridge Park Drive is a tall, glass residential building located near the water in Brooklyn
via Community Service SocietyAccording to the Community Service Society, rents in our neighborhood have gone up 41-52 percent since 2002, when adjusted for inflation. That’s even more than the average of 32 percent for the entire city. To find these numbers, the Community Service Society analyzed the just-released U.
Source: Flickr/rene-germanyThirty percent of Brooklyn households lack high-speed internet at home, keeping residents from accessing crucial resources for school, work and business, with Kensington and Borough Park being the areas in Brooklyn most lacking when it comes to the digital divide, according to a new report from city Comptroller
The US Census Bureau released a new mapping tool in December that allows curious website users to navigate trends in median household income, owner-occupied housing, age, education and employment status, and more across the country based on data from the 1990, 2000, and 2012 Censuses. The screen grab above shows
Mayoral candidate John Liu (Source: Michael Appleton for NY Times).Queens-based Comptroller John Liu has gained the support of prominent Southern Brooklyn Democrats in his bid to for mayor. Politicker is reporting that demographics and Liu’s popularity among Asian communities in Southern Brooklyn have led to endorsements, despite Liu’
Courtesy of NJ.comThe Russian community of Southern Brooklyn is getting extra attention to make sure its residents fill out their 2010 census forms. Approximately 90 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers have opened in the area, including at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. The centers are staffed with a census