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Worlds Apart – The Neighbourhoods That Sum Up A Divided America [Headlines]

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The contrasting lifestyles of residents of New York's Upper East Side and the South Bronx illustrates the widening gap between the rich and poor.

Amelia Riley Swan
  • 19 september 2011

They are barely a mile apart, separated by a few gritty streets and a thin muddy stretch of water known as the Harlem river. They are in the same city and have experienced the same recession.

But New Yorkers living in the city’s 14th and 16th congressional districts – electoral districts with populations of around 600,000 each – often occupy completely different worlds. Their lives provide a shocking example of growing inequality in America, where the rich are leaving a growing mass of the poor completely behind. Guardian

Photo: Upper East Side Events

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