MONDAY, APR 30, 2012

SE's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on a 100-year Story


In the New York Times article "One Hundred Years of Staying Put," Benjamin Weiser and Noah Rosenberg tell the tale of Lillian Jacobs, a woman who has lived on the same Upper East Side block for over 100 years.  The story cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on the topics of demographics and longtime locals: Ms. Jacobs is already a demographic rarity: she was one of 2,126 city residents 100 and over recorded in the 2010 census. But even though very few New Yorkers can claim a century spent in essentially one place, the notion of maintaining roots on a street is not entirely uncommon, said Andrew A. Beveridge, a Queens College sociologist. A decade ago, Professor Beveridge recalled, one of his students interviewed a man of about 100 who had lived his entire life in the same house in Richmond Hill, Queens. Click here to read the rest of the article.
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