Post Tagged with: "recession"

Opinion: Remittances May Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels

Demographics, Economy, Environment, In the News May 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The Carib News delivered some cautiously optimistic economic news for immigrants and the countries they hail from last week: “Based on early indications, remittances to the Caribbean and Latin America from the United States are on a decided growth path that’s likely to continue for several years to come.”

Voices in Focus: MTV to Cast African New Yorkers for African Interview Show

Economy, Media, Video April 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

MTV Base MEETS, an interview show that runs on African MTV networks, seeks young Africans living in NYC; an ethnic newspaper editor argues against handing out newspapers for free; the library system tackles unemployment; and some more coverage of the Ippies awards.

Chart by Kurt Hoffman/The Jewish Daily Forward

Drop in Israeli Immigration to U.S. Tied to Unemployment Rate

Economy, Immigration April 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

American Jews and Israelis living abroad are moving to Israel in increasing numbers, while the number of Israelis immigrating to America has dropped in recent years. The shift may appear to show the success of Israeli policies that encourage immigration, but experts say it has more to do with the U.S. unemployment rate.

Vacant Lefferts Hotel in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bed-Stuy building owners wait for market rebound

Brooklyn, Economy, Housing, In the News January 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Advocates for the homeless have found that Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn “has the highest density per square mile of vacant property buildings and lots” in New York City. The Brooklyn Ink is reporting that building owners are engaging in the practice of “warehousing,” which involves owners “sitting” on empty properties until housing prices go up for a more profitable sale.