Poverty In New York City Under Democratic Leadership

About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty

Poverty In New York City Under Democratic Leadership

By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison? 

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]

It’s Time to Fire Your Landlord

You need to fire your landlord today. How?

It’s Time to Fire Your Landlord

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Do you find yourself moving from apartment to apartment within one and two years, just to pack up and move again? Do you get annoyed with disruptive knocking, texting or calling every first day of the month for the rent? You need to fire your landlord today. How? By becoming […]

How Work Culture Is Undermining Our Humanity

Work culture certainly takes a priority where it is more significant to make a dollar than it is to help a person in need.

Perhaps you have come across the term “work culture,” an indelible feature of capitalism and one of which pivots itself in American society. Staying too true to the work culture may be causing a change in yourself you did not quite register yet in your mind. This past December 13, a rage- fueled act of […]

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

Not only does rental income provide additional revenue to a homeowner, it has tax benefits. The rental income that a homeowner receives is not federal taxable income and is thus deducted. Homeowners can also deduct the interest paid on their mortgage.

What small homeowners need to know: tax deductions and more!

By Chereen James With the influx of new residents, the increasing demand for livable space and the prevalence of real estate development, New York City may seem a daunting place for first-time homebuyers. But, there is no need to fear. With the help of a landlord-tenant attorney, a one and two-family homeowner can navigate landlord-tenant […]

New Yorkers Need a Raise

The average American wage today ($22.65/hour) is less than it was in January 1973 ($23.68/hour) when adjusted for inflation. Over these last 45 years, productivity – the amount we produce per hour as workers – is up 217%. But our wages remain flat.

New Yorkers Need a Raise

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – I’m a Teamster who had his pension cut 20% with the approval of the U.S Treasury Department just before I retired. Existing retirees were cut 30%. These cuts were made by a bipartisan act of Congress in 2014 that removed the guarantee in the 1974 Employment Retirement Income Security Act that […]

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

When it comes to the cities of this world with the largest homeless population, our very own New York City comes second, with over 70,000 homeless. This startling figure went up since March of 2017 when it was around 60,000, and shows no indication of going down. Despite this, New York City continues to fight […]

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

So, while the simple answer to whether color influences buying decisions is a qualified yes, there is more to the story.

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Humans have emotional reactions […]

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

Some fear that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s program to create jobs paying at least $50,000 is not reaching people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?

By The New York Times Since graduating two years ago from a small private high school in Queens, Ya’seen Madyun has completed a culinary training program and has attended security training courses, all in the hopes of landing a job that pays anywhere near $50,000. In January, Mr. Madyun, now 22, sought assistance at one […]