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Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, looks at the new census numbers showing more children under five living in Manhattan, but fewer children city-wide.
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ACTUALLY, Brooklyn & Queens have tons of kids in them. When was this census taken? was it ONLY for the borough of Manhattan? I don't see any Manhattan kids other than the children of European /Asian tourists!
I grew up in Manhattan and I'm so grateful; I feel it prepared me for life in so many ways. However, I'm moving with my toddler and husband from Brooklyn to a small southern college town, because we want her to have nature, and less stress. I will miss the diversity but not the mayhem, schlepping, and expense. It's fine to raise a kid here if you have money, but it's no place for an artist, let alone a family of them!
Who can afford it???
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