2010 census

Queens council district is most ethnically diverse in all five boroughs, says lawmaker
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/07/2013 at 10:31AM

BY LUKE TABET Newly approved lines have made City Council District 23 the most ethnically diverse in all five boroughs, a lawmaker said. “If you were to travel with me on any given weekend, you might go to five different continents,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin, who represents the district. He said the claim is based [...]

New council lines divide interests
New council lines divide interests
News Terence M. Cullen 9/05/2012 at 2:54PM

Small changes will be made to several city council lines in Queens under the first draft of new districts, but some say the lines break up areas with a common interest or concern. The drafted lines are in sync with data from the 2010 census to even out population distribution throughout each district. A number [...]

Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]