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  • Few Republicans, And One Big Political Paradox, in the Village

    As most everyone knows, we’re kind of map and statistics geeks here at Off The Grid.  Thus it’s no surprise that a handy little tool put together by WNYC in the wake of the Republican National Convention, mapping the levels of Republican voter registration throughout […]

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  • Researchers Rejoice 1940 Census Released!

    Yesterday, the National Archives released its records of the 1940 Census. And that’s a big deal because census records remain sealed for 72 years. So historic researchers, genealogists and family history buffs rejoice, you can now track down information on who lived where and what […]

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  • The Times They Are A-Changing — Same-Sex Couples and the Village

    As one-time Villager Bob Dylan famously called it, the Times, They Are A-Changing.  This Sunday New York State will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and apparently the New York City Clerk’s office is expecting a flood of marriage license applicants that first day.  […]

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  • The 2010 Census — Highs and Lows

    The recently released 2010 census figures for New York City have certainly stirred some controversy, with their finding of only a modest overall population increase in the city, coupled with mysterious decreases in population in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens. Of course these findings […]

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