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Raising Manhattanites

Friday, August 12, 2011

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.

»» Check out WNYC's census maps below

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Sam Roberts

Comments [3]

eleni papageorge from NYC

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!

Aug. 12 2011 11:41 AM
ldancer from Brooklyn

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!

Aug. 12 2011 11:23 AM

Who can afford it???

Aug. 12 2011 11:14 AM

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