Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

From 2005 to 2006, the rich grew richer in the New York region and the poor, over all, remained poor, producing the widest income gap of any major metropolitan area, according to census figures released yesterday.

New York’s Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Nation’s Widest, Census Says

In Manhattan, the poverty rate among children dropped sharply — to 27 percent from 32.5 percent. City officials boasted about the decline. But one reason for it may be that poor children’s parents can no longer afford housing in Manhattan, and they are being replaced by wealthier youngsters.


Anonymous said...

Well well well. Look at this... decades of machine rule in Queens has pulled it down from a wealthy suburban borough to competition with ... the Bronx as bottom feeder.

Interesting that no one contacts any poltician or community board for comments on this.

Interesting that no one contacts Doktoroff on these articles, either.

Anonymous said...

What are you complaining about? We have plenty of immigrants now in Queens.

If we read the papers and listen to the politicians that must be a big step forward, right?

So who cares about image and income .... right?

Anonymous said...

Oh, yea, historically areas with a high immigrant population is always considered a big plus and a desirable location for successful people to move into.

We should talk more about this wonderful new feature that has developed in the past several decades.

It would be a great selling point for Queens and should do wonders for property values.

Anonymous said...

It's all part of the plan.....urban clearing....
like burning the fields for new crops!

The poorer a neighborhood gets.....
the cheaper the real estate becomes
for voracious developers
eagerly awaiting the opportunity
to raze and rebuild.....
to buy it all up at fire sale prices!

Bring on those salivating yuppies.
It's time for some more urban sprawl!

Anonymous said...

Upscale families DON'T move into
lower class immigrant neighborhoods .

Is it proof you want ?

I submit Corona, Elmhurst,
Jackson Heights (south of Roosevelt Ave.)
South Jamaica, Downtown Flushing,
parts of Astoria etc.

Areas like Northeast Queens
are more often preferred for home buyers!

Anonymous said...

"Areas like Northeast Queens
are more often preferred for home buyers!"

Oh? Caught between Queens Village and Flushing, you turn is next buddy.

Anonymous said...

I want to know why is all those mysteriously funded Queens groups that want 'affordable' housing don't go into those landmarked communities in Brooklyn and Manhattan and demand the same.

I see lots of new projects going up. They are pushing out poor people. Why doesn't someone complain like they do in Queens?

Does that have something to do with the agenda of who is funding those 'affordable' housing groups?

Anonymous said...

Good point about landmark communities.

Do they push out people of color, immigrants, and poorer people?

Are the critics of Sunnyside Gardens on to something? Is the law an instrument for ethnic cleansing?

If so, why should a law like this be on NYC's books? Overturn it today!

Lets see what NYC council does...

Anonymous said...

Astoria is dead!
Anyone with brains has moved further east .
The rest are complaining like my granny!

Anonymous said...

They need to raise the minimum wage enough so that anyone who works full time would be able to eke out a tolerable existence and not have to live in a rat infested crappy dive.

Anonymous said...

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and why is that?

The poor is actually helping the rich by buying their products (iphone, g1, computers, etc) and they don't realize that, yet they constantly blame them for having the money for no logical reason. The rich get richer because they are smart and they invest the money so that money will work for them while the poor decides to buy goodies to keep themselves happy and at the same time.. helping the rich.