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The oft spoken refrain about New York best serving childless young people is as true as the summer air is muggy, as a new report via the Economic Policy Institute could compel young New York families to skip town in favor of the radiant pastures of Toledo, Ohio. While the general outlay of living in New York is reflected constantly in what you hear, read and experience daily, the EPI's report highlights the relative affordability of basically everywhere...
Despite all notions to the contrary, Brooklyn is still a creative oasis for musicians, artists, writers and the generally bearded. According to the Economist—and despite the weekly barrage of stories purporting the death of the borough—the number of Brooklyn residents with finance jobs has remained roughly static over the last decade, and those employed in creative fields have presented a surge in the labor market. These numbers are reinforced when looking at other studies too, like a report authored by the...
Is your morning commute characterized by a long, arduous journey to the subway station? If so, you probably live in a subway desert—stretches of New York City that exist in a public transportation wasteland. If you happen to be one of these unlucky souls, well, you might find yourself in better company, because a new map made by a self-described "urbanist, mapmaker and data junkie," named Chris Whong demonstrates that you're not alone.  Whong defines "subway deserts"...
Statistical studies have been key in determining that stop-and-frisk policing methods pretty much amount to nothing more or less than overt racial profiling. When United States District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that stop-and-frisk violated the Constitution in 2013, her decision hinged on the findings of a study conducted by Jeffrey Fagan, a prominent criminologist. The study concluded that over the course of ten years, "the NYPD has engaged in patterns of unconstitutional stops of City residents...

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