Queens’ Changing World

June 6, 2008 at 12:42 am 2 comments

The links in this take you to a very interesting site that includes a map of Queens where you can click on your neighborhood and see recent immigration statistics. Below is the background.

With Census figures eight years old, the NYCity News Service—the student-powered multi-media news organization at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism—set out to take a snapshot in time of immigration patterns in Queens. Some three dozen students in three classes examined the latest statistics for more than 170 public elementary schools to get an idea of where immigrant families are settling, and how they are changing the landscape of the borough. The NYCity News Service staff discovered that at least one of every 12 of Queens’ 122,000 public elementary school students arrived in the U.S. after October 31, 2005. The youngsters represent more than 50 countries, with Guyana, China and Mexico leading the charge. After crunching the numbers, our reporters mapped out the statistics community district by community district. Then our staff hit the streets—putting faces and names to the stories behind the numbers. The result was Queens’ Changing World, which contains 14 multi-media story packages.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. joe  |  June 6, 2008 at 9:58 am

    But does it tell you how many cheeseburgers people are eating per house hold?

    just kidding 🙂

  • 2. karbeth  |  June 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm



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