The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy, and there are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.
From the late 1970s to the mid 2000s, inflation-adjusted household incomes didn’t grow at all for those in the bottom 20 percent. At the same time, for the wealthiest five percent, average incomes more than doubled, according to the report.
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.
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.
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.
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.