Amid talk of raising the retirement age to shore up Social Security’s finances, this op-ed looks at the disparate impact that could have on communities of color.
As the economy sends ever more New Yorkers in search of a safety net, the city’s welfare agency defends anti-fraud measures that advocates call counterproductive.
The Bloomberg administration confirms that it will not extend food stamp benefits for as many as 60,000 residents.
Some residents will have farther to travel for banking services because of Washington Mutual’s collapse, deepening the “underbanking” of certain areas.
Thousands filled the streets around City Hall last week, demanding a solution to the budget crisis that doesn’t harm education, health care, housing and jobs.
The Upper East Side isn’t all co-ops and condos. There’s a high concentration of rent-regulated tenants, and they’re getting organized.
A site where blight once reigned is becoming a haven for homeless and lower-income residents.