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After Sandy, NYC Is Hungry

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - One in six New Yorkers was unable to afford to buy meals on a regular basis this year and the number of people relying ...

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.

Some Numbers Don't Lie

Tom Allon | Posted 11.24.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

As we know, elected leaders spin numbers and statistics when they can to make themselves look good or to advance their causes. But some numbers tell the real truth.

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...

We Need to Reduce New York City's Growing Poverty Rate

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Perhaps American poverty today is not as horrific as it was in 1890. But for a poor child living in the promised land of New York City in 2011, the impact of poverty cannot be overstated.