Struggling in the City

The Homeless of Duarte Square

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 report from the Center of Economic Opportunity of New York City, an office that coordinates anti-poverty programs with city and federal agenciesChronic inequality remains the topic of the moment, in the nation and in the city.

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