A new survey shows that more and more New Yorkers spend half their income on rent. With a looming economic downturn, what’s the future of apartment prices in the city? But speaking of an economic downturn, there may be a silver lining: your health may improve. Also, Kelly McMasters reflects on the environmental and social cost of a nuclear laboratory near her Long Island home-town. Plus, you’ve heard of live blogging, but what about live “poet-ing”?