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New York Poverty

New York's Poor Door: Poverty and Proximity

Max Holleran | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Max Holleran

New York has lost the ability to tolerate class diversity, even within the reign of the most progressive mayor in 50 years. Critics have foamed at the mouth at the announcement of a "poor door" in a new apartment tower, crying everything from "A Tale of Two Cities" to "economic apartheid."

New York Post Office Has 50,000 Santa Letters To Fulfill For Needy Kids, And There's Still Time To Help

Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact

There's still time to be Santa's little helper for people whose holiday might otherwise not be so merry and bright. The New York Operation Santa pr...

Plastic City: Redemption

Yvonna Russell | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Yvonna Russell

Everywhere you look there are residents of New York carving out a modest income by collecting plastic bottles from the trash, earning pennies per bottle. As consumers, we are unconsciously linked to the process by the purchase of bottled drinks.

Worlds Apart: New Index Reveals Sharp Race and Class Divide for Neighborhoods and Women in New York City

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 06.11.2013 | New York
C. Nicole Mason

Success and opportunity for women and families living in economically vulnerable communities should not be left to chance. We need programs and policies at the state and federal levels to assuage the deepening inequality gap in the U.S.

Wealth vs. Poverty: The NYT's Underreporting of Poverty-related Issues

Joel Berg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media
Joel Berg

The Times finds it more important, and newsworthy, to run stories on 401K investment strategies and the wealthiest Americans rather than the poorest, who by the way, often do not have enough food to eat.

Post-Sandy: Remaining Focused on the Poor

David Saltzman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
David Saltzman

We must find a way to harness the momentum and the good will generated by this event to address the ever-present needs and problems of the poor in this region. When we call upon the best within us, we have the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of millions.

Tackling the Growing Poverty Gap

William C. Thompson, Jr. | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
William C. Thompson, Jr.

The Census Bureau statistics quantify New Yorker's current misery. Let's respond with a pragmatic sense of purpose and persistence.

NYC Poverty Rate Rises As Gap Between Rich And Poor Widens

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

New York City's poverty rate rose for the third straight year, with nearly 74,000 more people falling below the poverty line in 2011, according to a n...

Christopher Mathias

WATCH: The Other Pennsylvania Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

While President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vie to occupy a certain address on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., those who live on or near a di...

Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.

Let's Comfort the Afflicted

Tom Allon | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Every vote is equal. The "afflicted" can catch up to the "comfortable." We just need to reform our 20th century, tired ideas -- and the leaders who perpetuate them.

Saki Knafo

Amid A Rising Tide Of Poverty, A Proposal To Change New York's Homeless Shelters

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

As a tide of poverty rises throughout the country, the Bronx stands out as a place where the waters have climbed especially high. So it's no great sur...

How Many New Yorkers Are Living In Poverty?

AP | AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Poverty levels in New York City are on the rise, affecting one in five residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

Bronx and Brooklyn Are Overweight And Manhattan's Depressed, Study Finds

Posted 05.31.2011 | New York

Looks like New York City might need a gym membership. The Bronx and Brooklyn ranked, respectively, 62nd and 58th out New York's 62 counties in a r...

Page One Doesn't Reflect the Times

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

It would be nice to see a discussion about the serious implications this recession is having on those who aren't six-figure Wall Street types. It would be good for all New Yorkers.