posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:22 PM
Rent in New York is astronomical. The cost of living is so high only the rich can afford to live there anymore. That's one of the reasons the
homeless population is so large. I'm not sure about the 1 in 6 estimate for the hungry, though. There have been some cutbacks in food stamps, but
there are still many food pantries. The BBC states that demand at the pantries is up, but doesn't say they are completely depleted. Unless you--or
your parents--are so disorganized you can't or don't know how to apply for food stamps or get to a food pantry, there shouldn't be that much of a
hunger problem, at least in theory. I hope the statistics are incorrect.
I lived in New York for ten years and loved it. But the cost of living was one of the reasons I left.