Q: What ways have you noticed that parents have tried to cut back?
A: All the parents in the neighborhood, it’s on their minds to economize.
They try to enroll their kids in Little League, which is less expensive from what parents used to do, like horseback riding. We had our 4-year-old’s birthday party in our own apartment.
— Times City Room interview with Peter Braus, chairman of the TriBeCa Committee for Community Board 1, on how TriBeCans are coping with the New Depression. Also: “Residents have mentioned cutting back on domestic help.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2009