poverty

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

A street is seen in Mount Vernon, NY (file)

Habitat For Humanity Of Westchester Aims To Clean Up Mount Vernon

In a city that is often only noted for crime and poverty, it’s hard to see the beauty of Mount Vernon, with the trash and abandoned lots around the city.

07/29/2011

Eye On New York (credit: CBS 2)

Eye On New York: Black Eyed Peas And Robin Hood Foundation

This Thursday, the Black Eyed Peas will headline a star-studded benefit concert to help raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation. Tyler on the event.

06/05/2011

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