Yesterday Brian Lehrer talked with Steven Greenhouse about how the recession is affecting the working poor. More people are "doubling up," sharing apartments with boarders or other families. This was a common practice in New York's poorer neighborhoods in the 19th and 20th centuries, as overcrowding limited the available housing options.
Listen to the segment here:
Greenhouse was a recent guest at Tenement Talks (left, with Labor Commissioner Smith, Andrew Friedman of Make the Road New York, and Jeff Madrick):
- Posted by Kate Stober