Volume 20, Number 48 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 24 - 30, 2010
Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess
21st Century Breadline On Saturday afternoon tourists in front of the Federal Reserve building on Liberty Street must have been confused – or at least they’ll have a good story when they return home. A protest was held simulating a breadline, common during the Great Depression, and over 35 people turned out in vintage garb to bring attention to the new generation of “99ers.” The moniker describes those who lost their Unemployment Insurance benefits after not being able find work in the 99-week period after they lost their jobs. The end of November will mark the end of U.I. benefits for today’s workers.