Economy

What’s Next for Long Island’s Economy?

Long Island is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and some of America’s top research facilities, yet the economy is burdened by high cost of living and a diminishing population of young people.

Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed "The People's Beach," is now a massive short dump. Photo courtesy of the DSNY.
Georgia Kral  |  November 19, 2012 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates 3.6 million cubic yards of debris will ultimately be carted out of NYC.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.VIDEO
The share of total income going to the top 1 percent in NYS and NYC rose sharply between 1980 and 2010. (2011 and 2012 projected.) Graph courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Georgia Kral  |  November 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Fiscal Policy Institute's report shows the gap between the city's and state's rich and poor has been a trend since the 1970s.VIDEO
The New York Art Foundry studio was completely flooded after the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn were breached by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 14, 2012 7:05 PM | Updated: November 14, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
Businesses are coming back to life in the areas of the city most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The city's Department of Small Business Services provides many resources. VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 3:33 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.VIDEO
The Verizon building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Brian Goldberg.
Brian Goldberg  |  November 14, 2012 1:39 PM | Comments
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
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November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 6 Comments
A look at wealth and questions of disparity with economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former New York Times economics columnist Jeff Madrick, and historian Kenneth Jackson. VIDEO
The Lincoln Tunnel approach and "helix" in New Jersey, circa 1955. US Transportation Administration File Photo.
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 12, 2012 5:29 PM | Comments
For every step forward, there was one step backwards for New Jersey Transit on Monday.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NJToday  |  November 8, 2012 8:40 PM | Comments
NJToday takes a look at what towns like Belmar and Neptune are doing to help residents recover from the damage of two storms.VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
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