Tuesday, January 18, 2011

East Elmhurst and the NY Times

I've already made a couple of posts on East Elmhurst, an interesting neighborhood just north of where I live in Jackson Heights.  Apparently I'm not the only one who likes this neighborhood.

A recent article in the NY Times (published January 7, 2011) talks about how the residents of the East Elmhurst census tract have stayed in their homes the longest of any of the NYC census tracts.  The median move-in date for East Elmhurst residents is 1974.  (The average for all of NYC is 1995.)

The article, written by Joseph Berger, goes on to interview several East Elmhurst residents.  Several of the points that he makes in the article echo my own observations.

Anyone interested in this area should definitely check out the article.