• One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary

    Between food, housing and baby supplies, Shenita Simon struggles each week to support her family of seven. The 25-year-old from New York makes $8/hour and is one of the fast food workers nationwide advocating for higher wages. Hari Sreenivasan brings us Shenita's story of surviving on a near-minimum wage salary.

    published: 05 Nov 2013
  • Starving vs. Splurging in New York

    New York is home to the poorest and richest districts in the U.S. with 380 thousand millionaires and 3 million people on food stamps. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at reality for the rich and the poor in the Big Apple.

    published: 06 Dec 2011
  • Park Avenue: money, power and the American dream - Why Poverty?

    How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net 740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US -- the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill. Director Alex Gibney Producer Blair Foster Produced by Jigsaw Productions & Steps International Why Poverty? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/29/

    published: 05 Jan 2013
  • Homeless in New York: Crisis on the Streets

    Homelessness is making headlines in New York City: the struggle, the suffering, and the solutions; the stories from those who have hit hard times. So how do we help the city's most vulnerable? Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high. For months there has been a heated debate over who is to blame. Fox 5's special report looks at several issues and stories. Lisa Evers has a look at just how bad the problem is and what solutions are out there. We've all been seeing more and more homeless people on the streets. It alarms New Yorkers and tugs at many hearts. Mayor Bill de Blasio at first denied there was a problem. Now he is offering some solutions. But his approach has ignited a war of words with one of his most outspoken predecessors, Rudy Giuliani. Homeless veterans make up a ...

    published: 16 Sep 2015
  • On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty

    FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/x8ng6j After 30 years working in nonprofits and for NYC's Department of Education, Yolanda Cotto, a mother of three, is now living in poverty, struggling to keep her home.

    published: 05 Mar 2012
  • How Changes To SNAP Eligibility Will Impact New York’s Hungry

    The Food Bank's NYC CEO Margarette Purvis talks about how SNAP eligibility changes will impact New York’s hungry. For more: http://bit.ly/1Ru0Oc3 Watch MetroFocus at 5 on WLIW, at 5:30 on NJTV, at 6 on Thirteen. Please SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed: http://bit.ly/1JQmx88 **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out http://metrofocus.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MetroFocus/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MetroFocus/ ----------------- MetroFocus is a multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. The MetroFocus television program features news, smart conversations, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, science and technolo...

    published: 01 Apr 2016
  • The Poor Among Us: Lessons Learned from the History of Poverty in NYC | MetroFocus

    President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH), Ralph da Costa Nunez on his new book on the history of poverty in New York, "The Poor Among Us." Read more on the MetroFocus website: http://bit.ly/11sxYPk.

    published: 31 Jul 2013
  • Applying to college from one of NYC's poorest neighb...

    Meet five seniors at a public high school in The Bronx, who are trying to defy the odds by going to, and graduating from, college.

    published: 30 Apr 2016
  • Top 10 Richest Cities With Serious Poverty Problems

    →Subscribe for new videos every day! http://bit.ly/toptenzsubscribe →10 Reasons Bruce Lee was a Superhuman: http://bit.ly/1Hl4mVu Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Lost Cities http://bit.ly/1e0Px2a The ten cities listed here are some of the richest and most cultured cities in the world. They are home to some of the wealthiest people and the most successful companies in the world. A number of them are consistently rated the best place in the world to live. All of them are also located in wealthy countries with stable governments. Yet, despite all their wealth and advancements, they all have major problems with poverty and homelessness. Text version: http://w...

    published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Living in the tunnels of New York City NYC

    Carlos

    published: 13 Oct 2010
  • Brooklyn NY Housing Projects in Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, East New York, Fort Greene, Red Hook, Gowanus

    Video showing some of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing development projects in the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: 1) Red Hook 00:20 2) Boerum Hill / Gowanus 01:55 3) Vinegar Hill / Navy Yard 03:42 4) Fort Greene 04:50 5) Bedford-Stuyvesant 06:15 6) East Williamsburg 11:10 7) Bushwick 15:51 8) Brownsville 16:27 9) Canarsie 21:35 10) East New York 22:27 Full list of housing developments shown here: Red Hook Houses, Wyckoff Gardens, Gowanus Houses, Farragut Houses, Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses, Walt Whitman Houses, Roosevelt Houses, Louis Armstrong Houses, Stuyvesant Gardens, Sumner Houses, 303 Vernon Ave, Tompkins Houses, Marcy Houses, Lafayette Gardens, Cooper Park Houses, Williamsburg Houses, Borinquen Plaza, Bushwick Houses, Hylan Houses, Hope Gardens, Glen...

    published: 02 Sep 2014
  • Poverty in New York City

    my WRT 205 poverty project

    published: 03 May 2011
  • New York South Bronx 1982

    For educational use courtesy of ABC news of New York all rights reserved. Footage can be license at Getty Images.

    published: 21 Aug 2014
  • Invisible Reality; The Working Poor

    Last winter temperatures dropped to record lows as the Polar Vortex swept through New York. Shelters across the city went in full emergency mode. This episode was filmed during that time. ===== Shelters in New York cater to more people than ever. Its not just the poor that line up for a hot meal, its the average working American who can't make ends meet. On this edition of Inside Out we look at life post-recession and take you inside one of the busy shelters of New York City. Facts: Over 146 million Americans are either "poor" or "low income". U.S. Census Bureau 57 percent of all American children live in a home that is either "poor" or "low income". 32 Percent of all working families are considered to be among "the working poor". www.workingpoorfamilies.org

    published: 09 May 2014
  • The cycle of urban poverty in Harlem, New York, 1968

    For more great educational video clips, go to http://splash.abc.net.au/

    published: 09 Aug 2013
  • The hidden poverty of New York’s luxury escape

    Work is scant in the Hamptons’ winter months, when the usual crowd of New York’s mega-rich are back home. Five minutes from ‘Billionaire Lane’ permanent residents are left to scrounge for money and jobs.

    published: 17 Apr 2016
One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary

One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary

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  • Updated: 05 Nov 2013
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Between food, housing and baby supplies, Shenita Simon struggles each week to support her family of seven. The 25-year-old from New York makes $8/hour and is one of the fast food workers nationwide advocating for higher wages. Hari Sreenivasan brings us Shenita's story of surviving on a near-minimum wage salary.
https://wn.com/One_NYC_Family's_Struggle_To_Survive_On_A_Fast_Food_Salary
Starving vs. Splurging in New York

Starving vs. Splurging in New York

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  • Updated: 06 Dec 2011
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New York is home to the poorest and richest districts in the U.S. with 380 thousand millionaires and 3 million people on food stamps. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at reality for the rich and the poor in the Big Apple.
https://wn.com/Starving_Vs._Splurging_In_New_York
Park Avenue: money, power and the American dream - Why Poverty?

Park Avenue: money, power and the American dream - Why Poverty?

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  • Updated: 05 Jan 2013
  • views: 898134
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How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net 740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US -- the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill. Director Alex Gibney Producer Blair Foster Produced by Jigsaw Productions & Steps International Why Poverty? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/29/
https://wn.com/Park_Avenue_Money,_Power_And_The_American_Dream_Why_Poverty
Homeless in New York: Crisis on the Streets

Homeless in New York: Crisis on the Streets

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2015
  • views: 36626
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Homelessness is making headlines in New York City: the struggle, the suffering, and the solutions; the stories from those who have hit hard times. So how do we help the city's most vulnerable? Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high. For months there has been a heated debate over who is to blame. Fox 5's special report looks at several issues and stories. Lisa Evers has a look at just how bad the problem is and what solutions are out there. We've all been seeing more and more homeless people on the streets. It alarms New Yorkers and tugs at many hearts. Mayor Bill de Blasio at first denied there was a problem. Now he is offering some solutions. But his approach has ignited a war of words with one of his most outspoken predecessors, Rudy Giuliani. Homeless veterans make up a good portion of the people living on city streets. They are often caught up in a difficult transition coming home after combat. Zachary Keisch has the story of one veteran who is back up after being down and out and now he is helping others follow his lead. When it comes to tracking the city's homeless population, technology may end up being the perfect tool. A local software designer has developed an app aimed at helping the city. Jennifer Lahmers reports on how it works. The plight of the homeless has forced some parents into having a difficult discussion with their kids. Lisa Evers explains how mom and dad can approach this delicate subject. While the city struggles with a growing problem, nonprofit groups are coming up with unique solutions and getting results. Linda Schmidt visits cluster house on the upper west side where people can get a fresh start and a life off the streets. The Jericho Project is another organization in town offering the homeless hope and dignity. Liz Dahlem shows us how they're helping a former veteran get the support she has long needed. For more information from Fox 5 click here: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/20548405-story
https://wn.com/Homeless_In_New_York_Crisis_On_The_Streets
On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty

On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty

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FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/x8ng6j After 30 years working in nonprofits and for NYC's Department of Education, Yolanda Cotto, a mother of three, is now living in poverty, struggling to keep her home.
https://wn.com/On_The_Brink_The_New_Face_Of_Poverty
How Changes To SNAP Eligibility Will Impact New York’s Hungry

How Changes To SNAP Eligibility Will Impact New York’s Hungry

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  • Updated: 01 Apr 2016
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The Food Bank's NYC CEO Margarette Purvis talks about how SNAP eligibility changes will impact New York’s hungry. For more: http://bit.ly/1Ru0Oc3 Watch MetroFocus at 5 on WLIW, at 5:30 on NJTV, at 6 on Thirteen. Please SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed: http://bit.ly/1JQmx88 **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out http://metrofocus.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MetroFocus/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MetroFocus/ ----------------- MetroFocus is a multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. The MetroFocus television program features news, smart conversations, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities. MetroFocus.org amplifies that reporting with daily updates and original stories that also cover culture, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region.
https://wn.com/How_Changes_To_Snap_Eligibility_Will_Impact_New_York’S_Hungry
The Poor Among Us: Lessons Learned from the History of Poverty in NYC | MetroFocus

The Poor Among Us: Lessons Learned from the History of Poverty in NYC | MetroFocus

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2013
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President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness (ICPH), Ralph da Costa Nunez on his new book on the history of poverty in New York, "The Poor Among Us." Read more on the MetroFocus website: http://bit.ly/11sxYPk.
https://wn.com/The_Poor_Among_US_Lessons_Learned_From_The_History_Of_Poverty_In_NYC_|_Metrofocus
Applying to college from one of NYC's poorest neighb...

Applying to college from one of NYC's poorest neighb...

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  • Duration: 3:51
  • Updated: 30 Apr 2016
  • views: 2199
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Meet five seniors at a public high school in The Bronx, who are trying to defy the odds by going to, and graduating from, college.
https://wn.com/Applying_To_College_From_One_Of_Nyc's_Poorest_Neighb...
Top 10 Richest Cities With Serious Poverty Problems

Top 10 Richest Cities With Serious Poverty Problems

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  • Updated: 01 Jun 2015
  • views: 121749
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→Subscribe for new videos every day! http://bit.ly/toptenzsubscribe →10 Reasons Bruce Lee was a Superhuman: http://bit.ly/1Hl4mVu Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Lost Cities http://bit.ly/1e0Px2a The ten cities listed here are some of the richest and most cultured cities in the world. They are home to some of the wealthiest people and the most successful companies in the world. A number of them are consistently rated the best place in the world to live. All of them are also located in wealthy countries with stable governments. Yet, despite all their wealth and advancements, they all have major problems with poverty and homelessness. Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-richest-cities-with-serious-poverty-problems.php Coming up: 10. Stockholm, Sweden 9. London, England 8. Seoul, South Korea 7. Silicon Valley, United States of America 6. Seattle, United States of America 5. Toronto, Canada 4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3. Vancouver, Canada 2. Tokyo, Japan 1. New York City, United States Source/Other reading: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704698004576104023432243468 http://www.scancomark.com/Scandinavia-today/Romania-is-concerned-about-reputation-as-the-number-of-Romanian-beggars-on-Swedish-streets-explode-094730072013 http://www.lvblcity.com/blog/2014/2/15/a-stockholm-slum http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/london-capital-of-the-world-766661.html http://www.hefce.ac.uk/unicoll/HE/ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-24517391 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/24/south-korea-elderly-older-poverty https://books.google.ca/books?id=mEF-AgAAQBAJ&lpg=PT325&ots=7cAFBGr63q&dq=silicon%20valley%20one%20third%20venture%20capital&pg=PT325#v=onepage&q&f=false https://homes.yahoo.com/photos/photos-single-mom-s-1-000-a-month-garage-home-1425571944-slideshow/photos-single-mom-s-1-000-a-month-garage-home-photo-1425571782877.html http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/03/opinion/ctl-child-poverty/#0 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/10/silicon-valley-poverty_n_2849285.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fjle45kfgk/no-1-best-city-for-jobs-seattle-washington/ http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/article/America-s-best-cultural-cities-Where-does-5721774.php#photo-6777216 http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Washington-s-richest-poorest-grow-farther-apart-5765874.php http://www.homelessinfo.org/what_we_do/one_night_count/2014_results.php http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-mayor-wants-to-allow-and-regulate-3-new-tent-cities/ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-is-worlds-best-city-to-live-in-economist-study-says/article22716436/http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=9048692a746c3410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=535adce9014df310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1849667_1849594_1849299,00.html http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1849667_1849594_1849081,00.html http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html http://www.vice.com/en_ca/video/the-slaves-of-dubai http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-best-place-to-live-in-north-america-survey-1.2543483 http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/02/22/vancouver-is-the-worlds-most-livable-city-for-a-fifth-straight-year-survey/ http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/10-most-expensive-cities-canada/#fAWYi6H2jZKBHEa5.97 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-s-housing-2nd-least-affordable-in-world-1.2505524 http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/14/vancouvers-gulag-canadas-poorest-neighbourhood-refuses-to-get-better-despite-1m-a-day-in-social-spending/ http://financesonline.com/10-wealthiest-cities-in-the-world-its-not-new-york-or-london-at-the-top/ http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/may/08/cities-top-millionaires-billionaires http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/15/us-japan-economy-poverty-idUSBREA4D0U820140515 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/nyc-charts-housing-unaffordable_n_5210739.htmlhttp://povertyhistory.org/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/new-york-city-rent_n_3568278.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31791019 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/nyregion/homelessness-rose-in-new-york.html
https://wn.com/Top_10_Richest_Cities_With_Serious_Poverty_Problems
Living in the tunnels of New York City NYC

Living in the tunnels of New York City NYC

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  • Updated: 13 Oct 2010
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Brooklyn NY Housing Projects in Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, East New York, Fort Greene, Red Hook, Gowanus

Brooklyn NY Housing Projects in Brownsville, Bed-Stuy, East New York, Fort Greene, Red Hook, Gowanus

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Video showing some of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing development projects in the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: 1) Red Hook 00:20 2) Boerum Hill / Gowanus 01:55 3) Vinegar Hill / Navy Yard 03:42 4) Fort Greene 04:50 5) Bedford-Stuyvesant 06:15 6) East Williamsburg 11:10 7) Bushwick 15:51 8) Brownsville 16:27 9) Canarsie 21:35 10) East New York 22:27 Full list of housing developments shown here: Red Hook Houses, Wyckoff Gardens, Gowanus Houses, Farragut Houses, Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses, Walt Whitman Houses, Roosevelt Houses, Louis Armstrong Houses, Stuyvesant Gardens, Sumner Houses, 303 Vernon Ave, Tompkins Houses, Marcy Houses, Lafayette Gardens, Cooper Park Houses, Williamsburg Houses, Borinquen Plaza, Bushwick Houses, Hylan Houses, Hope Gardens, Glenmore Plaza, Seth Low Houses, Langston Hughes Apartments, Brownsville Houses, Van Dyke Houses, Woodson Houses, Tilden Houses, Breukelen Houses, Boulevard Houses, Linden Houses, Pennsylvania Ave - Wortman Ave, Cypress Hills Houses, Louis Pink Houses To avoid music copyright issues, the music used in this video was downloaded directly from the Youtube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music Track 1 Artist: Media Right Productions Song: Blast off to Glory Track 2 Artist: Huma Huma Song: Cielo Track 3 Artist: Jingle Punks Song: Alot for a Light Track 4 Artist: Gunnar Olsen Song: Chaos Track 5 Artist: Silent Partner Song: Moth Track 6 Artist: Jingle Punks Song: The Deed Track 7 Artist: Huma-Huma Song: Not Too Cray Track 8 Artist: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Song: Trouble Track 9 Artist: Joe Bagale Song: Chicago Track 10 Artist: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Song: Dub Star Links to other NYC Housing Projects videos: Queens NY Housing Projects - South Jamaica 40 Projects, Queensbridge, Baisley, Pomonok, Ravenswood, Astoria, Woodside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjmwyxOgZF4 Rockaway, Queens NY Housing Projects - Edgemere, Arverne, Hammel, Redfern, Beach 41st Street Houses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85xX6srzOJ8 New York Housing Projects, Lower East Side - Baruch Houses, Jacob Riis, Lillian Wald, Rutgers, Campos Plaza, Alfred Smith, Vladeck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDH0kOG4d4c&index=55&list=UUzyi5pZS3U9ULha39WHNxlQ
https://wn.com/Brooklyn_NY_Housing_Projects_In_Brownsville,_Bed_Stuy,_East_New_York,_Fort_Greene,_Red_Hook,_Gowanus
Poverty in New York City

Poverty in New York City

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  • Updated: 03 May 2011
  • views: 4506
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my WRT 205 poverty project
https://wn.com/Poverty_In_New_York_City
New York South Bronx 1982

New York South Bronx 1982

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  • Updated: 21 Aug 2014
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For educational use courtesy of ABC news of New York all rights reserved. Footage can be license at Getty Images.
https://wn.com/New_York_South_Bronx_1982
Invisible Reality; The Working Poor

Invisible Reality; The Working Poor

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  • Updated: 09 May 2014
  • views: 189143
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Last winter temperatures dropped to record lows as the Polar Vortex swept through New York. Shelters across the city went in full emergency mode. This episode was filmed during that time. ===== Shelters in New York cater to more people than ever. Its not just the poor that line up for a hot meal, its the average working American who can't make ends meet. On this edition of Inside Out we look at life post-recession and take you inside one of the busy shelters of New York City. Facts: Over 146 million Americans are either "poor" or "low income". U.S. Census Bureau 57 percent of all American children live in a home that is either "poor" or "low income". 32 Percent of all working families are considered to be among "the working poor". www.workingpoorfamilies.org
https://wn.com/Invisible_Reality_The_Working_Poor
The cycle of urban poverty in Harlem, New York, 1968

The cycle of urban poverty in Harlem, New York, 1968

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  • Updated: 09 Aug 2013
  • views: 4902
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For more great educational video clips, go to http://splash.abc.net.au/
https://wn.com/The_Cycle_Of_Urban_Poverty_In_Harlem,_New_York,_1968
The hidden poverty of New York’s luxury escape

The hidden poverty of New York’s luxury escape

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  • Updated: 17 Apr 2016
  • views: 785
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Work is scant in the Hamptons’ winter months, when the usual crowd of New York’s mega-rich are back home. Five minutes from ‘Billionaire Lane’ permanent residents are left to scrounge for money and jobs.
https://wn.com/The_Hidden_Poverty_Of_New_York’S_Luxury_Escape