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Housing Squeeze Shows No Sign of Easing

May 15, 2008

To anyone look for an apartment in New York's City "free market," affordable housing can seem to be an oxymoron. While a well-known real-estate developer recently claimed that any housing


A Religious City

Feb 12, 2008

When commentators discuss parts of the country where people hold strongly to religious beliefs and practices, they rarely include New York. In fact, for much of its history, people from


Will the 2010 Census "Steal" New Yorkers?

Dec 24, 2007

Throughout the 1990s, New York City's population appeared to grow from about 7.35 million until it reached slightly over 8.0 million for the first time ever. Since then, growth continued,


The End of ‘White Flight’?

Nov 27, 2007

Year after year, decade after decade, New York City was home to a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse population. Whites were seen as fleeing the five boroughs, while blacks, Hispanics


Feeling the Effects of a Housing Bust

Sep 25, 2007

The soaring values of apartments and houses in the city gave many New Yorkers a major real estate obsession during the first part of this decade. After residential real estate


Women of New York City

Mar 20, 2007

New York women are different, especially those who live in Manhattan. They are much more likely to be single, earn more money, and have more education than women living in


The Idle Rich

Nov 30, 2006

Forgive New Yorkers for envying their fellow citizens; it's hard to avoid. Librarians read recently in the New York Times that their bosses at the New York Public Library