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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a launch event for a new organization, the U.S. Global Development Lab, on April 3, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Promotes Anti-Poverty Campaign In NYC

Hillary Rodham Clinton has helped to announce a new campaign that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global poverty by 2030.

04/03/2014

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

Analysis: NYC Poverty Rate Held Steady From 2000 To 2012

The city’s Center for Economic Opportunity released its survey Thursday. It used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2012.

11/14/2013

Laptop Computer (credit: clipart.com)

Woman’s Essay About Being Judged By ‘Poor’ Goes Viral

A West Village college student made headlines this week, for an essay she wrote about feeling like she was judged for being well-off.

10/19/2013

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Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys Among Headliners For Global Citizen Festival

Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder were set to appear Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park.

09/28/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: More Billionaires Moving To NYC Would Be ‘Godsend’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the problem with the income gap was not at the low-end, but was actually the result of the city’s ability to attract “a lot of the very wealthy” from around the globe.

09/20/2013

NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Uses New Census Data To Back Up ‘Tale Of 2 Cities’ Platform

The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey shows the poverty rate has risen, while the median household income stayed flat from 2011 to 2012.

09/19/2013

Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community

Study: A Quarter Of New Jersey Residents Live In Poverty

Twenty-five percent of New Jerseyans are living in poverty, according to a new study.

09/08/2013

Players compete in a soccer tournament in Times Square as part of Street Soccer USA on Monday, July 22, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Street Soccer USA Helps People Overcome Poverty, Homelessness

Times Square played host to teams of homeless men and women from 20 cities throughout the United States Monday morning in the 4-on-4 soccer tournament for the National Cup, thanks to Street Soccer USA.

07/22/2013

Cans of Food (file / credit: clipart.com)

Study: Long Island Poor Lack Access To Healthy Food

A forum was held in Garden City Tuesday morning, called “The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island.”

04/09/2013

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)

Catholic, Jewish Charities Join Forces To Hand Out Holiday Meals, Fight Hunger

The religious charities have partnered to help New York soup kitchens and food pantries in this time of higher demand partly due to superstorm Sandy.

11/20/2012

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Central Park Gears Up For Global Citizen Festival With Foo Fighters, Neil Young

More than 60,000 people are expected to descend upon Central Park on Saturday evening for a free concert featuring the Black Keys and Neil Young aimed at calling attention to poverty worldwide.

09/29/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mayor Bloomberg at news conference (file/credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Federal Census Data Shows Growing Income Gap In New York City

The income gap was most apparent in Manhattan, where the wealthiest 20% of Manhattanites make more than 40 times what the lowest 20% earn, according to the data.

09/20/2012

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

Census Data: 21 Percent Of New Yorkers Live In Poverty

The one percent increase in the poverty rate comes even as the city has gained back all of the jobs it lost in the recession. The national average is 15.9 percent.

09/20/2012

Food pantry at St. Augustine's Church in the Bronx (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census Figures Show 1 In 5 NYC Residents Living In Poverty

Information from the 2010 American Community Survey showed the poverty rate had increased from 18.7 percent in 2009 to 20.1 percent in 2010.

09/22/2011

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