Although the city continues to have one of the tightest real estate markets in the country, some neighborhoods, such as Jamaica, Queens are being hit hard with foreclosures.
Over the next twenty years, the city predicts that one in every five New Yorkers will be 60 or older. This will be the first time in the city's history that older New Yorkers will outnumber school age children.
The US dollar has steadily depreciated against major currencies in the last five years. In early November, the US dollar hit its lowest level against the euro since that currency's debut.
The number of hate crimes in the city this year has reached more than 200 -- a 20% increase compared to the same period last year. More than half of hate crimes nationwide are based on the victim's race.
On Sunday, November 4th, the city will host its annual ING New York City Marathon. More than 38,000 runners from over one hundred countries are expected to participate.
October and November are considered the best months to get a vaccination against influenza. Although the nasal spray is available, most New Yorkers who opt for the vaccine will get a needle in the arm.
Gym class and recess have become a shrinking part of the New York City public school curriculum over the last three decades.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer's executive order will give all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for state driver's licenses without regard to immigration status. Immigrants are praising the measure, but critics say it presents national security issues.