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Daniel Massey, Crain's New York Business reporter, reports on the city's efforts to correct the 2010 census count.
The Orthodox Jewish community who migrated to NY after World War II is missing a generation of people who today would be 60-75 years old, because nobody was born during the years of the war or were kild. Orthodox have large families with many children, so if a stand alone census would have been done on the orthodox community, u would find more children, and less elderly, exactly the opposite trend of the rest of the city.
Man, oh, man... if this discrepancy is as bad as said on air, then whoever worked quality control for that census tract is in some seriously deep trouble.
Any chance this has something to do with realtors hiding apts to keep costs high? this was a huge problem at the beginning of the crash.
How can there be a shortage of public school kindergarten spots ALL throughout Brooklyn and a drop in population???
Anyone with kids knows that there is an increase in kids. My neighborhood of Greenwood Heights has a visible baby boom.
Why is this a surprise? New York is a sanctuary city with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Obviously these people do not want to participate in a government operation like the census.
3 apartments in my building never got a form. the other 7 apartments got 2 forms (mailed at 2 diferent times)we had to call in to be counted, who knows if we were counted?williamsburg
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