A Focus on Inequality
About the State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods in 2013
The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods, issued annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City's housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life indicators for each borough and the city's 59 community districts. The report combines the timely expert analysis of NYU Furman Center researchers with data transparency. In 2013, the report focuses on income inequality in New York City, analyzing changes over time in the distribution of the city's income, economic segregation of city residents, and the neighborhood environments experienced by people of different incomes.
The report was released on May 28, 2014 at a forum at NYU School of Law titled, By the Numbers: Exploring Neighborhood Inequality, which explored the structural limitations to tackling income inequality, as well as the specific policy levers available to government leaders to address it. The event featured a keynote address by Gene Sperling, former Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and a panel moderated by Brent Staples of The New York Times Editorial Board.