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New York's Secret Tax

Aug 20, 2001

Residents in New York City's one million rent-stabilized apartments complained bitterly about the rent increases that the Rent Guidelines Board voted for last June. "I can't afford this increase," said


Budget Shenanigans

Jun 01, 2001

The final budget from the Giuliani administration was passed after the usual alterations and "enhancements" by the City Council. For the cultural community, those alterations resulted in a restoration of


Summer Jobs Threatened

Jun 01, 2001

Last summer, Habibah Tucker got her first job ever, and it changed her life. "It gave me a sense of independence," says Tucker, an 11th grader at the Peace Academy in


National Survey on Child Poverty

Nov 01, 2000

Children in New York are better off financially than they were two years ago, according to a national survey released in early November by the Urban Institute and Child Trends


NYC's New Budget and Kids

Jul 01, 2000

New York City's new budget, which went into effect July 1st, has real goodies for kids in it, for the first time in years. Some examples: $20 million to the Board


A Trust Fund For America

Nov 30, 1999

From The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2005 By FELIX ROHATYN June 16, 2005; Page A16   Thomas Jefferson committed the U.S. to acquire the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.