Harlem - Now a White Neighborhood

ross
Bridge and Tunnel
ross
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Joined: 8:11 PM - Jan 04, 2010

6:01 PM - Jan 05, 2010 #1

According to the NY Times Harlem is now predominantly white.

But the neighborhood is in the midst of a profound and accelerating shift. In greater Harlem, which runs river to river, and from East 96th Street and West 106th Street to West 155th Street, blacks are no longer a majority of the population — a shift that actually occurred a decade ago, but was largely overlooked.
By 2008, their share had declined to 4 in 10 residents. Since 2000, Harlem’s population has already grown more than in any decade since the 1940s, to 126,000 from 109,000, but its black population — about 77,000 in central Harlem and about twice that in greater Harlem — is smaller than at any time since the 1920s.
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hipsterer
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Joined: 11:41 AM - Dec 25, 2009

7:54 AM - Dec 09, 2010 #2

Harlem will always be the heart of Black Manhattan. Even if the stats are such that there are more whites than black New Yorkers.
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stagehand
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Joined: 11:34 PM - Dec 24, 2009

11:27 AM - Jan 08, 2011 #3

Harlem will always be the heart of Black Manhattan. Even if the stats are such that there are more whites than black New Yorkers.


-hipsterer
I kinda agree. Who cares whether it is more white than black - Harlem will alway be Harlem (even if it was once Haarlem). And besides, I bet about 75% of the whites in Harlem haven't ventured north of 145th Street.
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thenarrator
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Joined: 4:08 PM - Nov 25, 2009

7:11 PM - May 16, 2011 #4

Now the youngsters want to flee the city.

From White Flight to The Great White Return to "All The Young Dudes" Flight.

http://sleepny.lefora.com/2011/05/15/ne ... -i-say-no/
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