Unless you are Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn and all their pals they green lighted the most shocking corrupt wheelings and dealings the level of Bernie Maddoff where greed and stupidity come first most New Yorkers are still living between a depression and recession.
Remember Mike Bloomberg and his mini-me Quinn both who have hugely prospered post the lie they sold we needed Mike for a third term to help US with the economy when we can see from Christine Quinn's campaign donations who they helped like for instance the Rudin family and countless developers, wheelers and dealers that value greed and stupidity and faux award ceremonies to pat themselves on the back.
Unemployment staggeringly high as well as the number of homeless folks ....
if Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn were every held accountable for their dealings they would be homeless after they finished their prison sentences but lucky for them they are above the law and the Manhattan DA and US Attorney continue to look the other way rather than investigate their role in CityTime, ECTP 911, slush abuse, illegal third term, corrupt real estate dealings they pushed through buy hey who cares right?
Look at chart USA today -- for me the great recession on going for way too many New Yorkers.