Nearly one in four Asian adults in NYC lived in poverty in 2020: Report
Poverty rates are even higher for the city’s Asian seniors, Asians who speak limited English, and Asians with a high school education or less, according to the report.
May 3, 5:01 AM
Tenants Look to Albany as Eviction Moratorium Is Set to Expire
The pandemic eviction moratorium will end on Jan. 15 and is unlikely to be extended again.
Jan 5, 7:14 AM
The Politics Of Poverty "In The Richest, Wealthiest Nation In The World"
Will the Biden relief plan make a lasting difference?
Apr 22, 2021 3:44 PM
Many NYers Who Need Stimulus Checks The Most Face High Fees Just To Cash Them
The city estimates 11% of New Yorkers are “unbanked,” and many of them stand to pay high fees when they cash their stimulus checks.
Mar 25, 2021 5:01 AM
Why Giving Cash To The Poor Has Become The "Hot Ticket" In NYC's Mayoral Race
"I think we're in a different framework of policy thinking, and a lot of credit can go towards young people, like Black Lives Matter and other movements," said Darrick Hamilton, an economist.
Jan 28, 2021 12:50 PM
Report: Half Of NYers Experienced Poverty In Recent Years
NYC's rate of poverty remains eight points above the national average.
Feb 13, 2020 2:33 PM
Venezuelan Immigrants In NYC Scramble To Send Aid Home During National Turmoil
A week after the blackouts in Venezuela, chaos and confusion are still rampant.
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 1:58 PM
There Are More NYers Living In Poverty Than There Are People In Philadelphia
A new study found nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers live in high or extreme poverty areas.
Updated: Jun 8, 2017 3:51 PM
De Blasio Declines To Fund Half-Price MetroCards For New Yorkers Living In Poverty
"I lament that we were not able to come to an agreement to support poverty-stricken New Yorkers struggling to pay for public transportation," City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez said.
Updated: Jun 7, 2017 5:47 PM
There Will Soon Be Zero Bookstores In The Bronx
Come January, a borough with a population larger than San Diego's will lack even a single general-interest bookstore.
Updated: Nov 3, 2016 5:42 PM
NYC Evictions Are At Their Lowest In A Decade
It seems that some of de Blasio's big anti-homelessness spending is paying off.
Updated: Mar 1, 2016 3:25 PM
Who's Wealthier, Half The Human Race Or These 62 People?
You might not be shocked to learn that the world's 62 richest people now possess more wealth than half the planet.
Updated: Jan 18, 2016 3:57 PM
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