Mayor Bill De Blasio: NYC's Poverty Rate Reaches Historic LowDe Blasio credits part of the changes to measures like raising the minimum wage, universal pre-K, and paid safe and sick leave.
Pediatricians Recommending Poverty ScreeningsPediatricians across the country are recommending that medical professionals screen for poverty during routine visits.
Family Poverty On The Rise In BabylonThe 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.
Action Against Hunger Food Drive Working To Put Food On The Table Of Those In NeedTo 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.
Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013The 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.
De Blasio: No Improvement In NYC Poverty Rate From 2008 To 2012Mayor 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.
Hillary Clinton Promotes Anti-Poverty Campaign In NYCHillary Rodham Clinton has helped to announce a new campaign that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global poverty by 2030.
Analysis: NYC Poverty Rate Held Steady From 2000 To 2012The city's Center for Economic Opportunity released its survey Thursday. It used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2012.
Woman's Essay About Being Judged By 'Poor' Goes ViralA West Village college student made headlines this week, for an essay she wrote about feeling like she was judged for being well-off.
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys Among Headliners For Global Citizen FestivalAlicia 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.
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.
De Blasio Uses New Census Data To Back Up 'Tale Of 2 Cities' PlatformThe 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.
Study: A Quarter Of New Jersey Residents Live In PovertyTwenty-five percent of New Jerseyans are living in poverty, according to a new study.
Street Soccer USA Helps People Overcome Poverty, HomelessnessTimes 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.
Study: Long Island Poor Lack Access To Healthy FoodA forum was held in Garden City Tuesday morning, called "The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island."