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After Prison

Nov 28, 2006

GOTHAM GAZETTE: We're here with Jennifer Gonnerman, formerly of the Village Voice, who will talk to us about Life on the Outside: the Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett. The book uses


New Help For the Working Poor?

Nov 13, 2006

After years of Republican policies in Albany and in Washington, Democrats are assuming power in both capitals. What difference will this make for the working poor and others struggling to


The Poverty Commission: Measuring Up?

Oct 16, 2006

New York City officials have declared an ambitious campaign against poverty, but they must also put together a fuller picture of the effects of poverty in the city, according to


The Many Faces of Poverty

Sep 25, 2006

Tenement House Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s poverty commission (officially called the Commission for Economic Opportunity) released its long awaited report on September 18, with a slew of statistics and recommendations about


Fighting Poverty

Sep 25, 2006

Disconnected Youth David Jason Fischer In recent years, public and government attention has begun to focus on New York City's "disconnected youth"—young residents between the ages of 16 and 24 who


Fast Track From Poverty?

Sep 18, 2006

A mayoral commission published its strategy for confronting poverty in New York City on September 18, putting particular focus on the working poor, young adults 16 to 24, and children


Single Mothers: Working, But Still Poor

Aug 10, 2006

Barbara Brooks, a single working mother, instantly regretted the raise she got on her job. Her hourly wage went up from $8.25 to $11 per hour – and made her


The Aging City

Jul 31, 2006

The recent blackout in Queens didn't just cause Astoria to go dark, said lifelong resident George Stelios; it sent it back in time. "I felt like a caveman!" said Stelios, the


Helping Men Be Fathers

Jul 07, 2006

My father was not much of a family man. He was always in and out of prison. Growing up in foster care, I missed having a dad to help me


Recreation Centers: For Members Only

Jul 06, 2006

This month some of the city's poorest residents have lost access to public services that they, in particular, need. On July 1, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation