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    CUNY living in “A Tale of Two Cities”

    Mayor Bill de Blasio referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” at CUNY LaGuardia Community College for his State of the City address to describe the income inequality in New York City, this past February. Queens College is no stranger to the issue as it is situated in Queens County, which has a .44 Gini index based on the 2010 American Community Survey. The Gini index, a scale from 0-to-1, shows income distribution with one being the most unequal. Only 51 percent of other counties in the U.S. have less inequality than Queens County. Income inequality is an issue that has affected the prospects of financial security for many Americans, including…