Rich people, poor people

Mayor Bloomberg’s interesting framing of how rich people bring more money to the city’s budget, which helps the many poor people living in the city (yes, despite all the frenzy about hipsters in NY, 46% of New Yorkers’s live under 150% of the federal poverty threshold, or less than $35,775 …

New York City’s libraries: open less than Detroit’s!

It’s no secret that libraries are getting squeezed by repeated budget crises (threatened cuts, then partially restored funding, over several years adds up to libraries that spend more and more time closed). New York City’s proposed budget is yet again threatening big cuts to library funding, in a city where …

More on Suffolk County

Bloomberg’s coverage of the Suffolk County financial emergency. “You never want a good fiscal crisis to go to waste,” said Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. “If Suffolk doesn’t deal with its deficit in a way that Wall …