Immigrant-headed households make up only 17 percent of the city’s population but constitute 21 percent of households earning below the “true cost of living.”
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Throughout the five boroughs and across the rental market, apartment prices continue to surge, according to an analysis of nearly 390,000 listings over the past three years that online marketplace StreetEasy shared with City Limits.
The average price for a bagel with cream cheese and a large coffee in the Financial District will run you about $6.50, according to an informal survey by student reporters from the City Limits’ youth journalism training program, who visited 21 coffee shops and food carts in the lower Manhattan neighborhood this week.
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Affordable homeownership was an ingredient in the prescription that brought New York City back from the dead. Now, some experts say, it is homeownership that needs saving in New York.
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There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public investments in their neighborhood.
The housing market is shedding three-bedroom units, and the mayor’s affordable-housing plan is producing few of them, leaving larger families in cramped quarters.