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 .
Photo Essay | Leaving the City Behind, Blacks Find a Life in the South
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Every major demographic group in New York City grew in the last 10 years except for African Americans, whose numbers dropped by 2 percent. In some parts of the city, the decline was dramatic, with parts of Harlem, Fort Greene and Jamaica, Queens losing 30 to 40 percent of their black population.
Much of the city's black population has moved south, including one group of former New Yorkers who now make their home in what's sometimes called the New South.