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New York Used to Have a Middle Class
This would be a fun things for all New York kids to learn! Once upon a time, in a land very much like this one, families could live in apartments whose rent didn't consume half their salaries and the income disparity between very rich and very poor was much less stark. It's hard to imagine that such a time really existed when we currently live in a city where apartments that are near the Gowanus Canal and right next to an elevated subway track rent for $8,500/month. Sometimes it feels like we've reached end times here. Like maybe the apocalypse did happen last December and this is just the aftermath? Either way, this is something that children might benefit from knowing about, so that someday, maybe, they can work to rectify the wrongs. Only time will tell, but knowledge is power.
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