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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
Disappointment with Obama, in Obama Country
Voting for Obama, but Playing Romney
Deep in the Bluest Borough, a Conservative Blogger
Bar Push Meets Resistance in Crown Heights
Food Trucks Give Restaurateurs Indigestion
Winners and Losers at a Car Auction
Payday Loans, Illegal on the Street, Thrive in New York's Cyberspace
Subprime Plastic: A Tricky Alternative to Payday Loans
Lead Generators Play Key Payday Role
When Delays Dominate, Kids Lose
Advocates: '12 Budget Dance Has Heavier Beat
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."
After the Census Bureau reported a sharp rise in New York City's poverty rate, the Bloomberg administration put a positive spin on New York's performance relative to the rest of the country.
Poverty is on the rise. What does that mean at the supermarket?
The hangover from the recession that ended in 2009 was the worst in recent memory, with median household income falling and the poverty rate rising more in 2010 than in any post-recession year since 1970.
The Urban Jobs Act would provide $20 million for services to unemployed young people. Amid partisan rancor, will the idea survive Congress? Against record youth unemployment, will it make a difference if it does?
A closer look at the national labor-market figures released last week suggest that the modest fall in the unemployment rate has more to do with people leaving the labor force than folks finding jobs.
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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.
After reining in spending during the recession, low-income New Yorkers are again piling on debt—reflecting, in part, a lack of financial savvy that afflicts most consumers, but hurts the poor more.
'It hurts the young. It helps too little. It boosts unemployment.' There are plenty of myths about the minimum wage. The reality is, more and more workers are working at a pay rate that puts them in poverty.
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.