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Bronx Councilman Urges Council to Kill Armory Plan
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The 2013 Mayoral Candidates on Jobs and the Economy
What the Campaign's Focus on Inequality Means for New York
Many Store Owners Hit By Fire Refuse City Help
As Land of Opportunity, New York Is No Denmark
Congress's War on Food Stamps Could Worsen NYC Inequality
Brooklyn Wage Theft Case Grinds On
Brooklyn Pantries Brace for Food-Aid Cuts
Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
New Concerns About Tax Ripoffs for Low-Income Filers
Upstate Cities See New Growth Amid Fiscal Crisis
40 Percent of Sheepshead Firms Still Shut Post-Sandy
How Will A Higher Minimum Wage Affect Brooklyn?
At the Corner Deli, a Yemeni Immigrant Saga
Brooklyn's Income Inequality: Global Causes, Local Effects
Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle
Protect Immigrant Work Rights—-By Making them Owners
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The state's financial regulator subpoenaed more than a dozen firms linked to the provision of high-cost loans that the Empire State has banned.
Advocates for low-wage workers say the state isn't doing enough to hunt down scofflaw employers.
The two Democrats unveiled their economic strategy on consecutive days. While their proposals overlapped a lot, de Blasio emphasized the growing gap between the rich and poor.
Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
From recruiting new cops to discouraging soda consumption, the city spends millions on advertising—and chooses whether to support mainstream media or the ethnic and community press with that money.
For months, federal statistics have shown far more new jobs in the city that there were newly employed residents. The Independent Budget Office finds that the "good news" version is closer to the truth.
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Census data says the city's poverty rate rose again last year. From the city's welfare offices to its homeless shelters, the rising need is reflected in more New Yorkers getting help.
The Census Bureau reports that the poverty rate has held steady and the number of Americans without health insurance dropped. But median income also fell and income inequality rose.
The Republicans call welfare reform "the most successful anti-poverty policy in memory" and the Democrats claim the stimulus saved 7 million people from poverty. What else do the platforms have to say about cities and poverty?
Amid New York's post-recession jobs "miracle" are stunning levels of long-term unemployment. Women have been hit hard, and government layoffs might be to blame, says a new report.
We asked Soviet experts what they thought of the comparisons Mayor Bloomberg has been making between communist wage policy and a local living wage proposal.
More people in New York are getting food stamps, but because the benefits don't cover a realistic family grocery bill, recipients are still choosing between dinner and rent, a report finds.
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
According to a new report on economic security, the New York region's high housing costs and serious mortgage delinquency rate place it 74th among America's 100 biggest metropolitan areas.
Much-anticipated alternative statistics on poverty are out. The good news: The rate is rising more slowly than earlier numbers suggested. The bad news: It's been higher than we thought for a long time.
Critics of Occupy Wall Street fault its lack of racial diversity on one hand, and the diversity of its political messages on the other. A march planned for Monday will challenge the first critique. A visit to Zuccotti questions the second.
A study of the effect of housing vouchers on public safety finds no evidence that the arrival of subsidy recipients leads to increases in crime. Rather, voucher holders tend to move to areas where crime is already high.
The panel was charged with answering the question, "Welfare Reform at 15: Is It Working?"Their answer depended almost entirely on how each member defined "working."
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In a city where manufacturing was declared all but dead a few years ago, food-making is a growing bright spot. But the next mayor's approach will determine if the sector reaches its potential.
This excerpt from a new book on the history of poverty in New York looks at the period when reformers sough to end public cash relief and replace it with a more effective—and private-sector—system.
Libraries perform a critical role in workforce development for low-income New Yorkers. But budget cuts have so curtailed service that Detroit's libraries are now open more than New York's.
Congress may make it harder for employers to check the credit scores of potential hires. Until they do, job-seekers need to know their rights.
A livery cab owner wants to slam the brakes on a proposal to allow riders to pre-arrange yellow cab pickups with a smartphone app.
From the 1930s to the present, a look at the candidates who have tried--and in some cases succeed--to increase Latino representation in the City Council, the state legislature, Congress, borough hall and beyond.
Source of Crime Guns Recovered in New York State. Research assistance for this project was provided by Arielle Concilio.