Moving for the Metro: A bizzare quirk of the census meets it's maker.

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by jamison, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    So, this is a pretty odd thread, but I'm starting it on request.

    There was an article in the November 15th edition of the New York Times. You can read the article here, but you have to register.

    The article centers on the tiny, rather rural, rather obscure upstate county of Alleghany*, NY (pop 49k) and the fact that the New York State Census showed that 4,000 people moved from there to the Bronx over a 5 year period.

    So, the article talks a bit more about possible theories and possible errors (kids going to college, people getting out of jail, people owning Chinese restaurants (?), etc) and ends fittingly, with the reporter interviewing people from a bar, and discovering the following:

    There you have it, folks. Insert your Neil Diamond "They're Coming to America" quote here.

    *yes, it is spelled that way, and I don't know why (usually w/ an e).
  2. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    Well, Monroe's daughter balances out my absences from Metro games since July.

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