News Clips: March 24, 2010

In a Switch, Manhattan Lost People, Census Says
The New York Times
Manhattan reversed a decade-long streak of population gains and lost residents last year, even as New York City and its metropolitan area lost fewer people to other places than at any time since at least 1990, according to census estimates released on Tuesday.

Gridlock May Not Be Constant, but Slow Going Is Here to Stay
The New York Times
Traffic in Manhattan has a rhythm all its own, and, according to a new study by the city, it is not quite the constant gridlock that it seems.

Reviving a Poor Neighborhood for Its Inhabitants
The New York Times
Square Feet: To revive a languishing neighborhood, Portland is taking a different tack by building a new kind of homeless shelter.

Renovation in Store on Fire Island Pines
The New York Times
Square Feet: A group of investors is preparing to spend about $20 million on Fire Island for a disco and other commercial properties overlooking the town’s ferry dock.