Mayor Bill de Blasio said many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City.
Elected officials and others say the city’s homeless should not be blamed for any quality of life issues and claim the media is dehumanizing those who sleep on the streets.
As of last week, the 311 system fielded more than 20,000 calls related to the homeless. That’s up from more than 12,000 two years ago.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association is launching a new initiative to combat quality-of-life issues.
Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.
Bratton: Synthetic Marijuana Gives Homeless Users ‘Superhuman Strength,’ Makes Them ‘Impervious To Pain’
The NYPD is sounding the alarm about a synthetic drug, saying it is favored by the homeless. It makes people irrational, impervious to pain and very dangerous.
It was a shocking scene at one of the city’s most visited landmarks.
One day after the mayor told CBS2 he is getting aggressive in ridding the streets of violent homeless people, CBS2 received exclusive details about the game plan from police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
With a recent spike in violence by the homeless, the mayor has vowed to get more aggressive with aggressive street people. But why are there more people living on the streets?
The number of complaints about the homeless on the streets of New York are on the rise. CBS2 asked the mayor what he plans to do about it.
Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”
Nearly 50 homeless people are living there in shanties made of wood, mattresses and tree branches.
The hills of Hoboken have million-dollar views, but those who live there barely have a lone dollar to their names.
Last week, CBS2 found a homeless hot spot in the corridor that links the 34th Street subway station to the PATH station.