Joel Berg

FILE -  A man looks through the trash in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013

The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state’s population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.

09/18/2014

The Long Island Children's Museum's Stacey Lee conducts a workshop on Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20, 2014, in Garden City, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NYC Honors MLK Day Through Service Projects, Commemorations

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.

01/20/2014

A volunteer packs a bag of food stuffs for waiting people at the Yorkville Common Pantry in Harlem (file/Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Survey: Many NYC Residents Living Without Enough To Eat

The survey found the problem was greatest in the Bronx. Thirty-six percent of residents and 49 percent of children there didn’t have enough money for balanced meals from 2010 through 2012.

11/26/2013

People at a Bronx food bank - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Sandy To Mean Greater Struggle For Already Strapped Food Banks

Food banks were strapped financially before superstorm Sandy, but they’re now trying to cope with even larger groups in need.

11/21/2012

FILE - A man shops at a Food Bank in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Food Stamp Finger Printing ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

City leaders are calling on the Bloomberg administration to stop finger printing New Yorkers who are seeking food stamps, calling the practice unnecessary and punitive.

10/12/2011