This series of maps speaks to population and housing trends in western Queens over the last two decades. The images of select datapoints are stark, even if expected.
When situated in the broader context of development, these maps tell a story of persisting inequality and capitalocentric political will which has left working-class communities, including public housing residents, left out and locked out. You can read more about this interpretation, and moreso, get a sense of the history of city-led development in the region via this Arc StoryMap, titled Understanding Change in Context.
What are you seeing? You can and should also use the table of contents below to examine the changes for yourself.
These last two tables differ from the others. The data points in each set tell a collective narrative over time of change over time; not different points of change between 2000 and 2017.