Overpopulation And Congestion In New York City

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New York City has always had issues with overpopulation and congestion. As of July 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau has estimated New York City’s population at 8,537,673. That's an increase of 362,500 residents (or 4.4 percent) over the April 2010 decennial census count of 8,175,133. The city has not witnessed such a robust pace of growth in over a half-century. And, as New York's population continues to upsurge, so does its problems with overcrowding and congestion.
Neighborhoods, like South Jamaica, Queens,where I'm from, hasn't been omitted from the populace boom that was once exclusive to the more appealing boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. When people migrated to the Big Apple from all over the world, they settled in the boroughs closer to public transportation and burgeoning job markets. Jamaica, Queens wasn't considered the ideal borough for families moving from the South to the north because throughout the 19th to early 20th centuries, Jamaica was mainly populated by whites as new Irish immigrants settled around the places known today as Downtown and Baisley Pond Park. By the 1950s, however, in what was later called "white flight", African-American families with middle incomes began to move in as white families fled to Long Island. After the 1970s, as housing prices began to tumble, many Hispanic, such as Salvadorans, Colombians, Dominicans, and West Indian immigrants, moved in. These ethnic groups tended to stay
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