census data. . .

Census data reminds me that shifting geographies undulate like poetry, and likewise get caught in the throat before lurching out, taking root beyond consciousness. And New York. Pulsing, sparkling New York, here too in Shenzhen.

1810: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston

1860: New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Boston

1910: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston

1960: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit

2010: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia