Dec 152010

The New York Times has some interesting coverage today about what the latest census data tells us about recent patterns of racial change in New York City. Fort Greene, for instance, which was affected by the Downtown Brooklyn rezoning in 2004, saw “double-digit decreases” in black residents, while white residents in that neighborhood increased from 14 to 26 percent. The data suggest that the city is being reshaped along racial lines as blacks, Latinos, Asians, and immigrants are pushed outward by gentrification.

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