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Bronx Voters Skip Ballot Questions in Big Numbers
The Questions Brownsville Would Ask at Tonight's Debate
De Blasio Message Gets Mixed Reception in Mott Haven
Candidates Get Mott Haven's Votes, But Not Its Confidence
Last-Minute Choices on Primary Day in Brownsville
Voters Eyeing De Blasio, With Some Doubts
Cycle of Political Disengagement on One Bronx Corner
Mayor's Race: Brownsville Voters Waiting, Watching, Wary
South Bronx Council Races Generate Little Heat
Digging into Voter Disengagement in Brownsville
Mott Haven Talks Schools: Little Love for Mayor or Critics
Carrion, Liu Vie for Votes in Brownsville
Mott Haven Up For Grabs in Mayor's Race
What Brownsville Wants In A Mayor
Campaigns Skip Mott Haven, Drug Centers and Shelters Don't
Top Issue in Brownsville: Fear of the Teens, Fear for the Teens
Violence Dominates Campaign Talk in Mott Haven
Mott Haven Looks to Activists, Not Pols, For Progress
Brownsville: As '13 Race Looms, Split Opinion on Bloomberg
When Delays Dominate, Kids Lose
The complex and amorphous nature of poverty in New York City has lent itself to a wide array of uniquely designed programs and organizations focused on alleviating the conditions that classify a person as poor. City Limits has never failed to shy away from examining the holes in the city’s safety net, and our coverage often highlights the effect of government practices and other trends on many different subsets of the city’s poor.
In an interview, City Limits and City & State discuss their 2013 campaign coverage partnership with one another and Channel 13's MetroFocus.
The biggest issue in the race for City Hall in 2013 might not be housing or crime or schools--but simply whether the candidates give voters a reason to care.
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.
Watch a video interview with Neil deMause, author of our July issue looking at the complex stories behind alarming statistics on poverty in New York City and the United States.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is off Rikers Island. Most of the inmates he left behind haven't been convicted of anything. They're awaiting trial. And most are waiting behind bars because they can't afford to be free.
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"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."
Reducing income inequality depends on a sound, fair social safety net—something the city has not had in 20 years.
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.
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.
The city's teenaged dads can make a huge difference in the lives of their kids. Yet they are forced to navigate Family Court with little guidance, and must deal with agencies and jurists who know next to nothing about them.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights the poverty rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
Race, Opportunity and Sequestration: This report examines ten marquee programs for Americans struggling to make it into the middle-class.
An Investigation of Private Consultants in the Bloomberg Administration
An exhibition of photographs by Jacob Riis and contemporaries, including some images not seen in public for nearly 100 years.