Economy

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC StudiosStaten Island’s North shore is missing a big opportunity: two million tourists ride the Staten Island Ferry every year, for a free sightseeing tour of New York Harbor. But on arrival, most of the visitors hurry onto the next ferry back to Manhattan, without spending a dime.

The Forgotten Working-Class Millennials

The Forgotten Working-Class Millennials

Johanne Rahaman

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fusion. For working-class millennials, especially those of color, the stereotype of the lazy and entitled parasite just doesn't fit.

Down and Out in Portland

Down and Out in Portland

Donnell Alexander

ESSAY

Co-published with Salon. Lean seasons had always been part of my writing life, but this time I was dead broke.

The Real Flint and The Bronx

The Real Flint and The Bronx

Brennan Cavanaugh

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Daily BeastBrennan Cavanaugh documents indicators of economic hardship in Flint, Michigan and The Bronx, New York in this photo series.

My Life as a Retail Worker

My Life as a Retail Worker

Joseph Williams

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.

Elder Care Faces a Foreclosure Crisis

Elder Care Faces a Foreclosure Crisis

Laurie Udesky

NEWS

Co-published with Huffington PostIn a California county, one in four residential care homes for the elderly has been in foreclosure since 2008.

Could You Survive on $2 a Day?

Could You Survive on $2 a Day?

Gabriel Thompson

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Mother Jones. Nearly 1.4 million American households live on $2 per person. Gabriel Thompson reports from one of the nation's poorest areas.

Can the Black Middle Class Survive?

Can the Black Middle Class Survive?

Steven Gray

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with Salon. Obama's in the Oval Office but the black bourgeoisie is foundering, including the author.