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East New York
East New York's population rose 10.4% between 2000 and 2010 and the News reports that the new arrivals in the neighborhood consist mainly of "Bangladeshis, Chinese, and Ecuadorians [who] are moving into Kings County’s eastern and southern area such as East New York, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst." Now, anyone who has ever spent any time in East New York, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst knows, those three neighborhoods are not exactly what you'd call identical to each other. Each of them has distinct population demographics that will be changing dramatically with the addition of the variety of nationalities that have been arriving. East New York has had a majority African-American population for the last few decades, but, since the census also shows that African-Americans, as a group, are leaving New York City and relocating to "places such as Atlanta and other southern cities" it remains to be seen what East New York will be like in the next decade if current trends continue.