Struggling in the City

Reporters for NYCity Lens visited sites of struggle – a food pantry in Harlem, a park in Washington Heights, a job center in the Bronx, and others – to meet New Yorkers living through these difficult realities. New York City’s poverty rate has stayed at 21.4 percent for 2011 and 2012, according to the latest […]

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