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Guardian service helps those without support

Jun 11, 2007
A New York nonprofit group is serving as a guardian for persons who for reasons of age, illness or disability can't care for themselves. It's good for the people — and the state, too. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health, Housing, Investing, New York

NYC sees money in gay marriage

Jun 6, 2007
New York City's comptroller says the Big Apple would net $142 million during the first three years of legalized gay marriage, mainly from the uptick in visitors attending the nuptials. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, New York

Corner stores on the edge

Jun 5, 2007
In dense urban areas where housing prices are rising dramatically, corner stores are seeing a lot of new faces. Lisa Chow takes a look at New York markets on the leading edge of gentrification.
Posted In: New York, Retail

The 40-year-old roommate

May 31, 2007
Commentator and New York City renter Doug Cordell is here to tell you that the falling housing market has its wider impacts. Like, having to share a place with a guy singing arias in an open bathrobe.
Posted In: Housing, New York

How realistic is Congress' budget?

May 16, 2007
Congressional Democrats announced their 2008 budget plan, totalling $2.9 trillion. But is it worth the reams of paper it's written on? Budget watcher Maya McGuineas takes a look at the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: New York

Freelance-onomics 101: Bosses are for suckers

May 15, 2007
Something just doesn't feel right about having to answer to a boss, no? Freelance speechwriter James Braly explains that you take a big chance putting your livelihood in one person's hands. Better to spread the risk around. And give him a condo already.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Subprime neighborhoods

May 8, 2007
People in poor, minority neighborhoods were prime targets for subprime lenders, so when that market crumbled those areas were hardest hit. A nonprofit group has plotted maps showing the disparity in New York City. Ilya Marritz walks us through it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

You gotta pay to play, kids

May 7, 2007
Critics of a deal that gives 20 NYC private schools dibs on the best practice times at Randall's Island ball fields say it's shutting out low-income kids who would most benefit from the space. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: New York, Sports

Cash incentives for NYC's poor

Apr 26, 2007
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their children in school. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mexico, New York

Chase wants public money for Ground Zero plan

Apr 25, 2007
JP Morgan Chase has said it would be a big part of the post-9/11 recovery of Manhattan's Ground Zero by building a 50-story tower nearby. But now it wants more from the city before it'll commit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

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