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A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On Streets

The number of homeless on the streets — 3,357 — is down by 24 percent since 2005, according to city data. But the number is up 177 people, or 5 percent, compared to last year.

09/29/2014

Residents of Elmhurst, Queens protest the use of the old PanAm Hotel as a homeless shelter. (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Protest Placement Of Homeless Families In Old Pan-Am Hotel

The Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.

07/22/2014

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City Investigates Mother Of Bronx Boy Who May Have Died From Rat Poison

The city has launched an investigation following the death of a 4-year-old Bronx boy who might have ingested rat poison, and new questions have arisen about his mother.

05/01/2014

Aisha Wyatts (R), applies for assistance at an American Red Cross disaster relief center at 125th St. and 3rd Avenue a day after an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio: City To Provide Housing For Victims Displaced By East Harlem Blast

More than 100 people who lost their homes in the blast will be given both temporary and long-term housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.

03/14/2014

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Officials Searching For Homeless As Temps Drop To Dangerous Lows

More than 400 vacant beds are available for single adults, Department of Homeless Services officials said Thursday.

01/02/2014

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio speaks to supporters after winning on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Five More Appointments To Administration

On the eve of his swearing-in, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced five more high-level administration appointments.

12/31/2013

Proposed Site For Glendale, Queens Homeless Shelter (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Worried Proposed Homeless Shelter Could Bring Sex Offenders To Area

The non-profit group Samaritan Village wants to turn a vacant warehouse on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for 125 homeless families.

10/09/2013

The Skyway Shelter in South Ozone Park (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Worried About P.S. 124’s Proximity To Queens Shelter Housing 23 Sex Offenders

The concern is that the school is two blocks from the Skyway Shelter, a former motel, which now houses some 170 homeless men.

10/15/2012

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Stringer, Others Call On DHS To Suspend Moving Homeless Families Into UWS Buildings

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others have come out against the City Department of Homeless Services and its plan to open a large-scale homeless shelter in a residential area on the Upper West Side.

08/07/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City, According To Survey

The city’s Department of Homeless Services said volunteers counted an estimated 3,262 homeless people living on the streets on January 30. There were 2,648 counted in 2011.

04/28/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Court Rules Single NY’ers Don’t Have To Prove Homelessness

Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.

02/21/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Seeks Volunteers For Homeless Count

Would you like to give back to New York City? You’ll have a chance next week.

01/27/2012

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Volunteers Ready for Annual Count of the Homeless

During one of the coldest nights of the year, volunteers will be out counting the number of homeless on the streets.

01/31/2011

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UWS Residents Oppose New Homeless Shelter

The City plans to open a homeless shelter for 200 men at the Alexander Hotel on West 94th Street near West End Avenue.

01/05/2011