poverty

Babylon Town Hall (credit: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons)

Family Poverty On The Rise In Babylon

The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.

10/23/2014

(Credit: Action Against Hunger/North Jersey Media Group Foundation)

Action Against Hunger Food Drive Working To Put Food On The Table Of Those In Need

To combat hunger in New Jersey, North Jersey Media Group Foundation will be holding its 23rd annual Action Against Hunger food drive on October 5, from noon to 4 p.m.

09/27/2014

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio: No Improvement In NYC Poverty Rate From 2008 To 2012

Mayor Bill de Blasio and an advocacy group announced Wednesday that poverty rates have remained unchanged over several years in New York City, despite the recovery since the 2008 recession.

04/30/2014

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

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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

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