Anthony Cymerys is known as “Joe the Barber.” He’s been a fixture every Wednesday for years at Bushnell Park, where his friends also hand out food to the needy.
Residents of a homeless encampment in New Jersey have agreed with government officials on the details of a plan to close down the camp after its 80 or so residents have found homes.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.
A 31-year-old homeless man has been arrested and charged with robbing and sucker punching a man at the 42nd Street-Times Square subway station earlier this week.
Demetrius Morales, 23, is facing charges of attempted rape, forcible touching, and third-degree sexual abuse.
The participants will sleep outside Covenant House on West 41st Street as part of the organization’s first ever Sleep Out: Young Professionals Edition.
The Coalition for the Homeless says that the mayor’s approach relies on short-term emergency solutions at the expense of long-term federally funded options, such as housing programs that have shown promise in the past.
The manager of a Manhattan coffee shop says he is concerned for the safety of his employees because of violent incidents at the hands of the homeless.
The body of a man was found in the basement after the fire was extinguished, police said. He has not been identified.
A 78-year-old man was severely burned early Monday when he accidentally caught himself on fire while sleeping in a tent encampment for the homeless near the Jersey Shore.
“The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you,’” Foster said in a post on the NYPD’s Facebook page.
Four people were hurt in a fire in Yonkers that left 28 people homeless.
Police said the dog was lunging at them and others on the crowded sidewalk, but one witness saw it another way.
More homeless families are looking for a place to stay in New York, but a lot of them these days aren’t even from the city. Last year, more than 2,000 families came to New York and headed straight to a shelter.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
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