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  • Survey Shows Extent of Suffering, Challenges for Low-Income New Yorkers

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    A line for emergency food (Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)


    Low-income New Yorkers are doing worse financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic than they were during the Great Recession, according to survey findings being released Friday by the Community Service Society (CSS), a non-profit focused on disadvantaged New Yorkers.

    The Unheard Third is an annual survey conducted by CSS in partnership with Lake Research and named based on the third of voting-age New Yorkers who live in low-income households that are often overlooked by politicians.

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  • Keys to 'Inclusive Economic Recovery' in New York City Include Investments in CUNY and Workforce Development, Experts Say

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    Considering an inclusive recovery in New York City (photo: William Alatriste/City Council)


    As the COVID-19 public health and economic crises continue, so does the conversation about recovery. This past week, the Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a nonprofit think tank focused on economic opportunity and equitable growth, hosted a digital discussion, “Ensuring an Inclusive Economic Recovery in NYC,” featuring several public policy experts.

    Jonathon Bowles, the executive director of CUF, opened the discussion saying “the immediate priorities are clear: keep people

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  • Max & Murphy Podcast: Post-Presidential Campaign, De Blasio Faces Final 2+ Years as Mayor

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    (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    October 2, 2019 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Post-Presidential Campaign, De Blasio Faces Final 2+ Years as Mayor

    Bill de Blasio has abandoned his short-lived presidential campaign and returned to New York City for the final two years, three months of his second and final term as mayor. Several experts -- Errol Louis of NY1, Sally Goldenberg of Politico, and David Jones of the Community Service Society and MTA Board -- joined the show to discuss the mayor's status and

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