Blacks, Asians and older Americans were more likely to be long-term unemployed. But one's level of education didn't affect the risks. Continue Reading
Advocates want $492 million from firms including Bank of America (being "exorcised" of toxic loans by Rev. Billy Talen, above) spent on housing programs. The governor has other uses in mind. A similar dispute in California ended up in court.
The lower-income, working-class people along the Jerome Avenue corridor are among the New Yorkers most in need of affordable housing. So why is there so much skepticism about the mayor's plan to make that neighborhood a focus of his housing plan?
A rise in welfare rolls by 13,000 generates heated headlines. Meanwhile, the reality of 1.6 million New Yorkers in poverty triggers a new policy prescription. Continue Reading
The state is considering setting new, tighter rules on pollution in New York City rivers and streams. The goal is to make more of them open to full human contact. The chance for you to weigh in on the plan is here. Continue Reading
On key rent-regulation issues—vacancy bonuses, preferential rents, individual apartment improvements, major capital improvements—it will remain unclear for a few weeks what the administration's specific "ask" will be. Continue Reading