Growth for East Village Economy?

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Reports from Washington D.C. today reveal that the Federal Reserve has upgraded its outlook on the national economy. The Fed is now forecasting greater economic growth this year, although unemployment is expected to remain high.

Is it too early to detect signs of a return to economic health in the East Village? Is the pinch at least a little less painful than it was a year ago? Let us know. Put your response in the comments below. Provide details, please.