"A significant number of New Yorkers live on the borderline of
poverty. While just over 19% of New Yorkers live below the federal
poverty line, another 19% of New Yorkers are considered low income
because their earnings are between 100-199% of the poverty
Source: Increasing Opportunity and Reducing Poverty in New
York City. Based on The New York City Commission for Economic
Opportunity Report to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
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