Bronx Poorest Borough in New York

Bronx Poorest Borough in New York

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#1 Oct 16, 2009

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#2 Oct 16, 2009
August 28, 2007 , 4:36 pm Census: New York Region Has Widest Income Gap
By Sam Roberts
The rich grew richer in New York and the poor over all remained poor, according to census figures released today, resulting in the widest income gap of any major metropolitan area in the country.

The top fifth of earners in 2005 made nearly 20 times what the bottom fifth earned in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan region. In Manhattan, the disparity was a chasm, with the wealthiest making nearly 40 times more than the poorest —$351,333 compared to $8,855, or a bigger gap than in any county in the county.

Even so, Manhattan’s most wealthy were surpassed by residents of suburban Fairfield County in Connecticut. There, the top fifth made $362,103 and the top 5 percent made $746,726. That compared to $710,116 for the top 5 percent in Manhattan and $415,442 for the top 5 percent in the New York region also, the highest of any major metropolitan area.

Estimates of the income gap have been made before, but this was the first time that the Census Bureau released its own figures.

Nationally, the poverty rate fell for the first time this decade but the percentage of Americans without health insurance coverage reached a record high.

In New York City, median income rose slightly from 2005 to 2006, but the number of people living in poverty also increased. The poverty rate remained stubbornly resistant at about one person in five, failing to mirror a national decline that appeared to be driven by a shrinking pool of foreign-born poor people.

Analysts as diverse as Steve Malanga of the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think-tank, and David R. Jones of the Community Service Society, a liberal research and advocacy group, agreed that fierce competition for low-wage jobs in the city, many of them filled by immigrants, depressed their income.

“We haven’t seen much movement at all in terns of diminishing poverty,” Mr. Jones, the society’s president, said.

Mr. Malanga, a senior fellow at the institute, cited some declines in the rate for families, to 16.3 percent in 2006 from 16.7 percent the year before, and among households headed by women, to 30.4 percent from 31.2 percent. But he agreed, that the city’s “economic rebound has tended to be at the high end and our poverty levels are not going down as fast as at the national level.”

The number of people in poverty has increased since 2000 in every borough except Manhattan. In Brooklyn, the borough with the most poor people, the number increased by 85,000, rising from 475,905 in 2002 to 561,548 in 2006.

“It is clear that low and middle-income New Yorkers are being priced out of Manhattan and that poor people are being driven to the outer boroughs and the suburbs,” said Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

The census data recorded New York City’s poverty rate as 19.2 percent in 2006, virtually unchanged from 19.1 percent in 2005.

Bronx remained the poorest borough in 2006, with a poverty rate of 29.1 percent, followed by Brooklyn (22.6 percent), Manhattan (18.3 percent), Queens (12.2 percent) and Staten Island (9.2 percent).

In 2005, the poverty rates by borough were 29.2 percent in the Bronx, 22.4 percent in Brooklyn, 17.9 percent in Manhattan, 11.9 percent in Queens and 11 percent on Staten Island.

Sewell Chan contributed reporting.

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#3 Jun 30, 2010
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#4 Jul 1, 2010
Of course it is. The Bronx is where the cities support staff can afford to live. It is also traditionally the home of the working poor for the city. It is also the city of affection; you must have a connection to it to want to live there, even when you can afford to live elsewhere. It is where people leave from the move to other cities as they succeed.

What it is not is a burned out hull as remembered from the 70's. It is a clean borough and relatively quiet, when compared to Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The Bronx is where you make your success, then leave.
KILL THEM ALL

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#5 Jul 3, 2010
45 YEARS AND BRONX IS STILL THE TOILET OF N.Y C ..
BRONX IS A SATILLITE OF PORTO RICO TAKING IN ALL THERE SOCIAL REJECTS ...WELL COME TO EL BRONX..
LETS NOT FORGET ALL THE OTHER EMIGRANT LOW LIFE BOTTOM FEEDER PARACITES SUCKING THE CITY CLEAN OF REVENES ..
HAIL MULTI-CULTURALISM!!!
WE HAVE OVER COME !!!OVER POPULATED???
NUTURE VS NATURE??
EVERYBODY IS EQUAL ..
LETS PUT EVERBODY INTO SCHOOL AND TEACH THEM HOW TO BE RICH!!
DRACO THE BEST

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#6 Jul 3, 2010
I LIKE THE MEANING AND COMMING ABOUT OF THE WORD DRACONIAN ..
THIS GUY HE KNEW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS, HE SURE DID.
NEW YORK NEEDS MORE THAN A DEATH PENIALITY .
DEATH IS NOT A DETERENT IN THE LEAST ..DEATH IS THE SOULTION TO A PROBLEM .. AFTER ENACTMENT OF SUCH SENTENCE THERE IS NO MORE PROBLEM..
I THINK THE FAMILEY OF PURPETRATERS AND NEIGHBORS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND HELD LIABLE AND BE DONE AWAY WITH SYMULTANIOULY .
N.Y.C. IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF CLEANSING ..
LETS TAKE A LESSON FROM SINGAPOUR AND FOLLOW THE LEAD FOR A DOZEN OR SO YEARS AND N.Y C.
WILL BE THE CLEANEST AND SAFEST PLACE IN THE U.S.A....

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#7 Jul 4, 2010
Neither of the last two posters live in or probably has ever visited the Bronx, yet they feel qualified in some moral, on high, way of passing judgement.

Where do you think the working poor live? How do you think the city is able to run, if not for these valiant souls living and striving and without public assistance? Kill them simply for existing as they seek to work the American way?

One of you want to not educate the poor, because why teach them how to earn a living wage that might enable them to move into the other boroughs. The second one wants to annihilate the families of a few rotten apples. Well, at least, this rule would elimate five thousand white families a year, as well.

How christian of you two.
forcetube

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#8 Jul 6, 2010
Riverdale and Fieldston are in the bronx.

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#9 Jul 8, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown wrote:
Neither of the last two posters live in or probably has ever visited the Bronx, yet they feel qualified in some moral, on high, way of passing judgement.
Where do you think the working poor live? How do you think the city is able to run, if not for these valiant souls living and striving and without public assistance? Kill them simply for existing as they seek to work the American way?
One of you want to not educate the poor, because why teach them how to earn a living wage that might enable them to move into the other boroughs. The second one wants to annihilate the families of a few rotten apples. Well, at least, this rule would elimate five thousand white families a year, as well.
How christian of you two.
Many poor people in the Bronx don't work. Bronx has the highest unemployment in NYC. http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/120515/...

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#10 Jul 8, 2010
http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/120515/... 06/16/2010 03:56 PM
Bronx Has City's Highest Unemployment Rate
By: NY1 News

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The latest unemployment numbers are out and the Bronx fared the worst out of the five borough.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in April the Bronx's jobless rate was 12.5 percent.

Brooklyn was second-highest with a 10.2 percent unemployment rate, followed by Queens with 8.7 percent, Staten Island with 8.5 percent and Manhattan in last with 7.9 percent.

Of the 23 counties in the metropolitan area, Nassau and Putnam counties reported the lowest rates at 6.4 percent.

On a whole, the rate in most area counties was lower than the rest of the nation, but higher than it was last year.
Loud Bronx

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#11 Jul 12, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown wrote:
Of course it is. The Bronx is where the cities support staff can afford to live. It is also traditionally the home of the working poor for the city. It is also the city of affection; you must have a connection to it to want to live there, even when you can afford to live elsewhere. It is where people leave from the move to other cities as they succeed.
What it is not is a burned out hull as remembered from the 70's. It is a clean borough and relatively quiet, when compared to Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The Bronx is where you make your success, then leave.
"relatively quiet" - ARe you out of your mind

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#12 Jul 12, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown wrote:
Of course it is. The Bronx is where the cities support staff can afford to live. It is also traditionally the home of the working poor for the city. It is also the city of affection; you must have a connection to it to want to live there, even when you can afford to live elsewhere. It is where people leave from the move to other cities as they succeed.
What it is not is a burned out hull as remembered from the 70's. It is a clean borough and relatively quiet, when compared to Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The Bronx is where you make your success, then leave.
Good post! I taught in the South Bronx across from the Court House and JK Park in the mid 70's. The neighborhood then was a disgrace with the filth, litter, grafitti, drugs, crime, etc. I returned in the 2000 to a whole different scene. The neighborhood was cleaned up of tons of litter and grafitti. Drugs and crime were on the decline. And, neighborhoods where you saw the people "hanging out" all day in the 70's, well now you saw them walking down to the trains early in the morning to go to work. The last 10 years have been a pleasure working in that neighborhood.

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#13 Jul 18, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>Many poor people in the Bronx don't work. Bronx has the highest unemployment in NYC. http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/120515/...
I believe the Bronx has the highest number of latinos of all the boroughs.

If you are on 149th st. during the peak rush hours of 3p - 7p you would not, in a million years, ever believe there was an unemployment problem in the city. The Hub is alive and thriving.
LEARN THE DUMB

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#14 Jul 28, 2010
BONE HEADS WONT EVER HEAR THE HARD TRUTHS.
OVER POPULATING BRONX WITH VOTEING LAZY DEMANDING FREE RIDES, NEVER PUTTING ANY THING BACK , PICES OF CRAP.
I SAY MAKE WELFARE RECIEPIENTS WORK ,,THEY MUST WALK DURING ANY WHEATHER TO A DESIGNAGTED AREA EVERY DAY AND PUSH A BROOM OR DIG A DITCH ..
NO MORE BABIES , FORCED INFERTILITY FOR THESE PEOPLE!!!
YES THESE PEOPLE , YOUS KNOW WHO YOU ARE ???
WHAT WE NEED IS PUBLIC BEATTINGS , COMMUNITTY FLOGGING FOR WRONG DO-ERS..
THESE CONGENITALLY- PERINALLLY DUMB WORTHLESS PICES OF WORK ARE HOLDING BACK BRONX FROM RECOVERY ..
FIFTY LONG YEARS AND YOU PEOPLE HAVENT FIGURED OUT HOW TO SUCCEED YET..LOOSER YOU ALL ARE ..
FIFTY YEARS OF THIS DISTORTED TWISTED MINDSET OF FREEDON AND LIBERTY AND LOOK AT BRONX.
BRONX IS A ROTTEN STINKING FESTERING TOILET.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE CRONIC DREGS AND KNOW YOUR PEOPLE ARE THE CAUSE OF THE DEMISE OF BRONX..

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#15 Jul 28, 2010
LEARN THE DUMB wrote:
BONE HEADS WONT EVER HEAR THE HARD TRUTHS.
OVER POPULATING BRONX WITH VOTEING LAZY DEMANDING FREE RIDES, NEVER PUTTING ANY THING BACK , PICES OF CRAP.
I SAY MAKE WELFARE RECIEPIENTS WORK ,,THEY MUST WALK DURING ANY WHEATHER TO A DESIGNAGTED AREA EVERY DAY AND PUSH A BROOM OR DIG A DITCH ..
NO MORE BABIES , FORCED INFERTILITY FOR THESE PEOPLE!!!
YES THESE PEOPLE , YOUS KNOW WHO YOU ARE ???
WHAT WE NEED IS PUBLIC BEATTINGS , COMMUNITTY FLOGGING FOR WRONG DO-ERS..
THESE CONGENITALLY- PERINALLLY DUMB WORTHLESS PICES OF WORK ARE HOLDING BACK BRONX FROM RECOVERY ..
FIFTY LONG YEARS AND YOU PEOPLE HAVENT FIGURED OUT HOW TO SUCCEED YET..LOOSER YOU ALL ARE ..
FIFTY YEARS OF THIS DISTORTED TWISTED MINDSET OF FREEDON AND LIBERTY AND LOOK AT BRONX.
BRONX IS A ROTTEN STINKING FESTERING TOILET.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE CRONIC DREGS AND KNOW YOUR PEOPLE ARE THE CAUSE OF THE DEMISE OF BRONX..
All stereotypes and lost credibility. From CA you are full of opinions and all of them wrong.
th bx

Bronx, NY

#16 Aug 3, 2010
I live in the BX and all i have to say is IS GOING TO GET WORST..!! All the low lifes are being pushed out of manhattan , queens, and downtown Brooklyn (and not by only whites but by professional working people). Where are these low life rats going to ??? You guessed it , as they say, to the BX....

Get out while you can and if you can. If you can't get out walk around with a weapon (knife or something) to defend yourself from the rats...

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#17 Aug 3, 2010
th bx wrote:
I live in the BX and all i have to say is IS GOING TO GET WORST..!! All the low lifes are being pushed out of manhattan , queens, and downtown Brooklyn (and not by only whites but by professional working people). Where are these low life rats going to ??? You guessed it , as they say, to the BX....
Get out while you can and if you can. If you can't get out walk around with a weapon (knife or something) to defend yourself from the rats...
You live in Queens. The Bronx is fine. Thanks for playing.
th bx

Bronx, NY

#18 Aug 4, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown is a prime example of a Bronx rat.

Ignorant fool - I live in the BX.

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#19 Aug 4, 2010
th bx wrote:
WowTheBoogieDown is a prime example of a Bronx rat.
Ignorant fool - I live in the BX.
Ignorant Fool and Bronx Rat. Next time I aim for the trifecta.
HOMMIE BALONEY

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#20 Aug 4, 2010
MY BRONX BECAME A PERINEAL, INSESSANT FESTERING CESS POOL,
THE DOOKEY HEADS CANT ACCEPT THE TRUTHS AND REFUSE TO CHANGE.
THERE ARE THIRD GENERATION UN TRAINABLE WORKS OF SOCIAL PLANING SUCKING THE SYSTEM DRY.
PERVERTED PRIDE IS PREVILANT IN BRONX.
NOTHING HAS TO BE GOOD, ONLY THAT ITS ME!!
DO GOODERS SHOULD BECOME PAROL OFFICERS OR BETTER YET PRISON GARDS..
LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND DECIDE WHAT IT IS YOU ARE WORTH ??

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