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NYC’s Population Expert Predicts City Will Recover After the Pandemic

Joseph Salvo believes the real threat to New York City's population isn’t people leaving; it’s the possibility immigrants stop coming.

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Joseph J. Salvo retired Thursday as New York City’s chief demographer at the Department of City Planning, where he served as the top expert on the city’s population. The Bronxite and son of Italian immigrants said he believes the real threat to the city’s population isn’t people leaving the city; it’s the possibility that the city stops attracting immigrants. Since 2016, there has been a 46 percent decline in the amount of immigrants coming to the city. “Our growth is going to depend on giving support to these immigrants, many of whom suffered and lost family members,” Salvo said. The New York Times 

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