Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times
Maya Tolstoy, an associate professor at Columbia, could be considered middle class in Manhattan. She and her son are able to afford the city in part because their building is owned by the university.
By AMY O’LEARY
January 18, 2013
DRIVE through almost any neighborhood around the country, and class divisions are as clear as the gate around one community or the grittiness of another.