Archive for February, 2010

New York Haitians

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This is a late post, but Kirk Semple’s Feb. 4 Times story about the local Haitian community is worth reading. Haitians are the ninth-largest immigrant group in New York City, but they’re less clustered than some other groups, with more of a suburban presence (there’s a graphic on the site comparing the 1980 and 2008 populations). Some hope the devastating earthquake “will bring them more coherence and clout, and deepen an involvement with their homeland that has weakened with each new generation.”