Monday, March 28, 2011

New Count for NYC Please

The release of last week's census data for New York City has some officials from the area calling foul about what they consider under reporting of growth from 2000 to 2010. State Senator Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, joined that chorus on Sunday with a statement in favor of a new count.
"I support Senator Schumer's request for an investigation into the U.S. Census count and I will support Mayor Bloomberg's lawsuit against the U.S. Census if he chooses to file one," said Smith.
"For the U.S. Census numbers to suggest that the Borough has only seen a .1 percent population increase over the last decade is nothing short of ridiculous, and an insult to the thousands of people who have relocated to Queens and made it their home."
He noted that Queens is the 10th most populated county in the entire nation and characterized it as an area of growth over the last ten years.
Below is a video of State Senator Mike Gianaris, D-Queens, calling for a recount with other legislative leaders from the city.

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