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Tracking Poverty in New York City

While the federal definition of poverty is most often based solely on income, here in the most expensive city in America, there is a growing concern that poverty needs to be redefined.

Photoville was conceived of after a successful photography exhibit in four shipping containers at the Dumbo Arts Festival last year. Photo by Sam Barzilay.
Georgia Kral  |  June 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Why book a gallery for an exhibit when a refurbished shipping container along the Brooklyn waterfront is available?
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
June 19, 2012 10:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus takes a look inside the region’s growing tech sector with an update on New York City’s investments, leaders and private start-ups. VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  June 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
To receive this funding, arts groups in New York State must demonstrate how their art will spur economic development and community building.
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments
If the governor and legislature can’t agree on a state budget by July 1, non-essential government offices will shut down. VIDEO
Under a plan being floated by the Cuomo administration, New York's Southern Tier region (dark blue) could be the only area in New York State where fracking will be permitted. Image courtesy of Empire State Development
John Farley  |  June 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the wake of large resistance to natural gas drilling, the controversial process may be confined to four counties. Lawmakers say many issues aren't being addressed.VIDEO
A window cleaner works on a glass office tower roof. According to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future, jobs in the maintenance and janitorial fields are growing faster than those in other sectors in New York City. AP/Mark Baker
Menglin Huang  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Maintenance jobs are growing in New York City and many pay better wages and benefits than you might expect.
Technological innovation is helping musicians achieve success in new ways. Flickr/ all that improbable blue
Georgia Kral  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Participants of the Music NOW Summit at Northside Music Festival discuss technological innovation that helps musicians achieve success in new ways.VIDEO
Florent Morellet, former restaurant owner, is moving forward while many of his fans look back. Photo by Paul Szynol.
Florent Morellet  |  June 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
The former restaurateur reminds nostalgic fans of his parting message: accept change. VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
Atlantic Yards project map by Tracy Collins
Norman Oder  |  June 8, 2012 1:19 PM | Comments
Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.
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