The government officially shut down at midnight, which means that, for the time being, only essential government services will be in operation. High on the list of government services deemed "nonessential" is the management of federal Twitter accounts. Along with the national parks, the Environme ... More >>
The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012 report on housing, education, and income. The findings show that poverty in New York City increased in 2012, up to 14.8 percent from 14.1 percent the year before. Despite the steady clime in the number of people living under the poverty line since 2009, rent ... More >>
The New York City Department of Social Services launched a new campaign last week, filling bus stops and subways across the five boroughs with a torrent of anti-teen pregnancy propaganda. One subway poster reads," I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen." Another ... More >>
ROI on your B.A.
Last week, the Voice reported on the U.S. Census Bureau's ruling that New York is not as big as Mayor Mike Bloomberg says. The Census claims that the city's population is 8,175,133, but the city's Department of Planning has countered that the population is closer to 8.4 million as of July 2010. ... More >>
Sorry, Mike! The city is just not as big as you think it is. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, anyway, which, in very unsurprising news, has announced that it is not revising its official population count for 2010, despite the city's official challenge of the final number. Every ten yea ... More >>
Comptroller John Liu, a possible 2013 mayoral candidate, released a report yesterday that highlighted the disparities in unemployment rates across the city. At the end of 2011, the rate of unemployment was in the double digits for young people, blacks, and Hispanics -- and the rate was nearly ... More >>
98% of dogs still live at home with their parents. Here is a reason to check upstairs when you're hanging out in the well-appointed basement pad of your new man friend. He might actually be living with his parents. According to a new Census Bureau study, nearly one in five men in their late 2 ... More >>
According to data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau in their annual American Community Survey (via WNYC), New York state has the highest percentage of women who have never married in all of America. While the percentage statewide is 34.8 percent (that counts New York women 15 and o ... More >>
via Hello Turkey ToeThe Census numbers are in, and New York City is more populated than ever before. But not much more. The New York Times reports that the 2010 count recorded a growth of about 166,000 people since 2000, bringing the current population to 8,175,133. Of those people, 8,175,130 ... More >>
The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>
Hey, if you didn't fill out your census -- and it was easy, seriously -- now is when we all get to point our fingers at you and growl, or extract whatever means of punishment seems suitable (kick you out of New York?). The Census Bureau is set to announce this month that our state's Congressi ... More >>
Rejoice, out-of-work Law & Order extras! We know it's been hard since your favorite legal procedural/gravy train went off the air, but there's a new job on the horizon for you, and it's not playing a murder victim in Central Park or waiting tables. Actors, it seems, are the perfect personalit ... More >>
There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?
Here is a typical single lady, enjoying her cosmo-tini and thinking about being single, and her next Botox appointment (via CNN)Hey, single ladies! (And single men, too, but mostly ladies, because there are just more of you looking off longingly into the distance and thinking about your once- ... More >>
Soooo awkwardSo today's your last day to fill out the census (supposedly) before you can expect some lovely government-enabled body to come pound on your door demanding facts and figures and being generally pushy and bureaucracy-oriented. And since we personally have been alternately bored/co ... More >>
Question number 9 throws la raza into a tizzy
Unlike my colleague Jen Doll, I have not filled out my census form yet, for the simple reason that I haven't received it. It's possible that my upstairs neighbors have it, or that the local stray cats are using it as a litter box — since the Census Bureau helpfully addresses all mail to ... More >>
The Know-Nothings have been holding out on the Mexican
Crains NYVoters who self-identify as white made up less than 50% of the turnout in last month's citywide elections, according to exit polling by Edison Media Research.
Finally, a little good news to brighten our holiday-- and from the Census Bureau, yet. (Love the optimistic spin at the LA Times: "White Americans' majority to continue until 2050." Let the late-Roman revels begin! ) Don't worry, honkies, the Bureau figures suggests you can arrest the trend by st ... More >>
Today is Veterans Day, The traditional parade starts at 11 a.m. and runs from 23rd to 57th Street along Fifth Avenue; it will include the famous Navajo Code Talkers of World War II and a dramatic flyover. The parade is still the nation's largest and includes performers from all over the area ... More >>
Mexican parents apply full-court pressure
Watering the grass becomes an immigration issue
New York City is the biggest city in the country. How big is it? Bigger than the Census Bureau can count, apparently: The federal agency just acknowledged that it undercounted the city's population by 70,060 people in July 2006. The newly revised figure of 8,213,839 means millions more in state fund ... More >>
Just visiting: A federal lock-up in Miami (Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons) One J. Murphy (New York State inmate No. 89B0219) was born in 1968. A white man, he was confined on January 27, 1989, for second degree attempted assault and paroled nine months later. Another J. Murphy (New York State in ... More >>
"Nature laid bare the circumstances of our nation's biggest rift," Fernando Ferrer told an audience of about three-dozen students gathered at Hunter College this Wednesday. The rift he's referring to is wider than the political polarization between red states and blue states, or bible-touting people ... More >>
"We all know what's going to happen in the mayoral election," said a Democratic operative to me this morning, and that's bad news for Freddy, Virginia, Giff, and Anthony. If you're a candidate, worse than any gaffe or flip-flop or poorly pitched policy is the moment when your own party loyalists beg ... More >>
Your dad had a job, a wife, a house. You've got loans and fear of commitment. Hello, manhood.
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