Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Manhattan Lures the Newest New Yorkers
Thursday, December 06, 2012
The newest New Yorkers are doing pretty well and many of them are moving into high-priced parts of Manhattan, like the West Village, Tribeca and midtown, mostly from other states.
According to the American Community Survey, "the most detailed portrait of America's towns and neighborhoods" issued by the U.S. Census Bureau, many of New York City's newest residents are settling in Manhattan. For instance, more than 20 percent of the new residents in a census tract centered around University Place and 12th Street, near Union Square, moved to the neighborhood from another state.
(Map: Move your cursor over different neighborhoods to see how many people moved in and how many moved out.)
But a lot of people are arriving in Manhattan from other countries — they're moving into midtown and the East Village, as well as Morningside Heights, where Columbia University's located.
Outside of Manhattan, a few areas drew many of the newcomers — especially Dumbo and Bay Ridge, in Brooklyn, but also Hillcrest and Flushing in Queens. More than a fifth of a section of Grasmere, on the north shore of Staten Island, moved there from another state.
However, large sections of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx saw hardly any new residents move in from outside the city.