New York Housing News This Week

Last week, we at Rented Spaces gave you apartment news full of neighbor sex and neighborhood Insiders and drool-inducing rentals on the market. Now here's a round-up of some other interesting real-estate-related happenings from last week:

Damn that Census:
U.S. government officials with money to allocate want to know who lives where and how many live there by April 1st. Two problems: many citizens have yet to receive their census questionnaire. Of those who have, some are finding the questionnaire's race verbiage to be a bit...antiquated. (See the second option of question nine's race survey: Black, African Am., or Negro. Wait...Negro?) According to The New York Times, the Census Bureau believes some older African-Americans still think of themselves in civil rights era terminology. This was cleared up in an article where the Times declared President Obama to be the nation's first official black president, we guess for those who needed census proof. (He checked the box with Negro.) Census deadline extended through mid-April.