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The "New Littles" NYC's Lesser Known Ethnic Communities 

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration you may not know about or are changing quickly. Where's the new "Little Italy"? How many Chinatowns are there? "Little Lima," anyone? You can also help out by exploring the data set Beveridge has provided of NYC's ethnic concentrations.

→ Explore: New Littles Census Data Map

→ Artists: Draw or Illustrate a New Littles Map! | Slideshow

The New Littles: Explore The Data and Map

Thursday, June 02, 2011

UPDATE: Check out the New Little Map Below! We've taken our data set and mapped it.

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration you may not know about or are changing quickly. ...

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The New Littles: Kicking Off, And Where's Chinatown?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Each Thursday this month we explore New York's "New Littles" - ethnic communities that are changing or you may not know about.

Andrew Beveridge professor of sociology at Queens College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the man behind Social Explorer helps kick off the project. And Jeff Yang, "Asian Pop" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, discusses his new project Our Chinatown and where Chinatown really is these days.

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The New Littles: Guyanans, Italians, and A Map!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

Listener Monica Dus discusses her Italian neighborhood of Astoria, alongside Giuseppe Vitterale, owner of Ornella Trattoria. Then Vishnu Mohadeo, a community activist and teacher in Richmond Hill, Queens, discusses the area "Little Guyana."

Be sure to check out the New Littles Interactive map below!

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The New Littles: Uzbeks, Liberians, and More

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

Joining us this week is President of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association Telee Brown, PhD candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center Bernadette Ludwig, and President and co-founder of the Uzbek Initiative Farkhod Muradov.

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New Littles: Tibet and Brazil

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

This week, community organizer for The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey, Champa Norgom, talks about the community of Tibetan refugees living in Queens.

And General Counsel for Cidadao Global, Stephanie Mulcock, and Selma Baron, the owner of Brazilian grocery store, Ipanema Girl, will talk about life in little Brazil.

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New Littles: Ecuadorians, and a Call for Artists

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

New York State Assemblyman Francisco Moya, the city's first Ecuadorian-American elected official, talks about Little Ecuador in Corona.

Check out the interactive map below, highlighting Ecuadorean pockets in the NYC area.

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Artists: Help Draw The "New Littles" New Map

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Over the course of our New Littles project, we've identified some of New York's overlooked ethnic communities. Now, we want artists and illustrators to draw a new neighborhood map. Our favorites will be featured on the WNYC website and on-air during the Brian Lehrer Show. Upload your artwork directly below, or post a link in the comments page. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 11th. Here are some of the neighborhoods you may want to include (though you can obviously include others you know about):

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Slideshow: The New Littles Artist Maps

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

To wrap up our New Littles project, the Brian Lehrer Show asked local artists and illustrators to represent the various new neighborhoods we'd discussed on a map. Not knowing what to expect, we put out a call for entries and waited. The response was incredible, full of talent, inventiveness and community spirit. Check out the entries below, and be sure to visit the artist's website to support their work - many of the pieces are even for sale! Thanks to all for participating in The New Littles.

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