On August 6, 2005, the New York Post reported that the office of the New York Attorney General was joining the New York City Department of Investigation in the inquiry into the behavior of the Gloria Wise executive board.They also reported that Piquant LLC had begun paying back the funds, starting with a ,000 payment, into an escrow account controlled by Piquant's lawyers, although city investigators had preferred a neutral account that could not be touched by either party.“Up until the 1950s, you can’t find a single society in the history of our species that sustained a large number of people living alone for long periods of time,” he says.“When we hit this prosperity of the post-World War II moment, we see it take off like never before.” But while America is just beginning to grapple with this change, Klinenberg says that he’s happy with his own status quo — as a married man.We live in this moment of incredible hyper-connection and we’re always engaged with social life through social media.When you live alone, you have a little oasis in your apartment.” Klinenberg says that solo living also allows individuals who have ended a marriage to focus on their priorities.And that's not all: “They’re also more likely to spend time with friends and with neighbors.And, of course, they’re a big reason that there’s so much activity and vitality in the public areas of cities today — they’re not people who are self-involved, sitting on the couch just buying things on e Bay.
The suit was an attempt by Multicultural Broadcasting to enforce a November 2004 judgment against Piquant.The city suspended further funding of the agency, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America revoked the group's right to use their name, likeness or logo.At the time the funds were alleged to have been transferred, Evan Montvel Cohen, former chairman of the now-defunct Progress Media, was also Director of Development for Gloria Wise.They’re really a crucial part of modern social life.” Marriage can also be an expensive institution, but Klinenberg says the trend towards single life predates the Great Recession.It's a social change that was ignored for years, he argues.But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than people who are married. About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American adults — are single. Singles have taken over — despite the rise of online dating.“It’s actually probably easier to meet people now than ever before, if you think about all of the incredible technologies we have to connect,” says Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University and the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. We sympathize, but technology keeps improving and we have to keep up, too.Our site runs faster and better on the latest browsers.“They’re investing their time in their job, they feel anxious about their career and they’re having a very difficult time moving into that next stage of what we’ve traditionally thought of as grown-up life.” Postponing marriage has also meant that more people are living alone and "happily single," something that many seemingly do not want to give up “People who live alone have a degree of control over their time and space that very few other people have,” says Klinenberg.“They have a chance for solitude, and kind of a productive solitude.