Good to Have

As seen on the windshield of a car in Harlem.

Note the old-school coiled cord, bulky handset.

Black Flight

The Atlantic has a great article on Black Flight – the movement of the mostly middle and upper-class Black urban residents to the suburbs after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 began to erode some of the barriers that kept Black Americans out of suburbia.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/09/black-families-leaving-cities-suburbs/671331/

The article provides a context for Black Flight and investigates how the loss of inner city-educated Black families profoundly impacted those left behind since the 1970’s.

Community Board Want Your Input

Black Demographic Increases and Decreases: 1990 – 2016

Black New Yorkers have seen notable losses in population in Manhattan. The most intense increases occurred in southern Brooklyn and Queens, while the largest decreases have been seen in Downtown/Central Brooklyn and in Central Harlem.

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdfs/wwl-plan.pdf