Saving NYC's Middle Class
April 3rd, 2007
The think-tank Drum Major Institute held a conference on the state of New York City’s middle-class and surveyed 100 city “leaders” to test their ideas for making the city more livable and affordable. (Read the survey in .pdf format).
Today, Daily News columnist Michael Daly laments that it takes between $75,000 and $135,000 for a family of four to enjoy what it terms a middle-class standard of living in New York. “The home city of the Yankees is on its way to becoming a place where to live here you have to earn like a pro ballplayer,” Daly writes.
The New York Times saw the event as a preview of the 2009 mayoral race with three probable candidates – Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, City Comptroller William Thompson, and U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner -”outlining their priorities — and occasionally jousting – on how to attract and retain moderate-income New Yorkers.”
The Albany Project blog has a video of Mario Cuomo’s opening address, which it calls a “barnburner.” And the Daily Gotham declares Weiner “the only potential candidate who clearly articulated a progressive platform.”By Mark Berkey-Gerard on April 3, 2007, 7:41 am
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