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New York City's Homelessness Rate At All Time High, As State Considers Pulling Funding For Key Program

City’s Homeless Program To Pay Rent Of Some Families Leaving Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.

08/13/2014

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Homeless Man Charged In Murder Of Another Homeless Man In Patchogue

Thomas LaMartina is accused of bludgeoning Nicholas MacQueen to death, police say. MacQueen’s body was found on the grounds of Patchogue’s Emanuel Lutheran Church and School by a soup kitchen worker.

07/21/2014

Chen Guangbiao during Central Park luncheon on June 25, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS: Some Storm Out After Chinese Tycoon Treats 250 Homeless New Yorkers To Lunch In Central Park

A Chinese tycoon treated hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park on Wednesday, but the event apparently didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

06/25/2014

A homeless man is viewed in Penn Station on January 28, 2014.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Seeks $40 Million To Fight Homelessness

The de Blasio administration announced Monday that it will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City.

05/19/2014

Henry Werner at arraignment (CBS 2)

Homeless Man Accused In Fatal Strip Mall Stabbing Appears In Court

Henry Werner, 61, was charged with murder and attempted murder at his arraignment.

04/17/2014

Covenant House's Todd 
Todd Monaghan and volunteer Ripley Hartmeyer discuss "The Sleep-Out." (credit: CBS 2)

Young Professionals To ‘Sleep-Out’ For Homeless Youth

On Friday in New York City, hundreds of local young professionals from New York and New Jersey will show their solidarity with homeless youth by sleeping on the streets.

03/16/2014

A homeless child at the Presbyterian Night Shelter on June 19, 2009 in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Removing Over 400 Children From 2 Homeless Shelters

Inspectors have long warned that the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the Catherine Street shelter in Lower Manhattan were unfit for children.

02/21/2014

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 Michael Bloomberg greets diners at annual Christmas Eve lunch for the homeless at City Hall restaurant, Dec. 24, 2013. (credit: Samantha Modell/NYC Mayor's Office)

FDNY, New Yorkers Celebrate Christmas By Giving Back

Whether you’re a volunteer, a business owner, or even a member of the FDNY, there are plenty of ways New Yorkers are giving back to their community this Christmas.

12/24/2013

NYPD Shield (graphic credit: AP)

NYPD Officer Gives Homeless Man A Sweatshirt

A New York City police officer was seen taking off his overcoat, removing his sweatshirt and offering it to a homeless man during freezing temperatures on Friday.

12/14/2013

Vincent Rende, 9, saved his family from a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed their Ringwood, N.J. home. (Credit CBS 2)

Boy, 9, Saves Family From Devastating Thanksgiving Fire

A Ringwood, New Jersey home was destroyed by a fire but the family that it belonged to made it out safely thanks to a quick-thinking young boy.

12/05/2013

Dean Cain at VH1's "Hit The Floor" screening at Tiato on May 28, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for VH1)

Actor Dean Cain Focuses Attention On The Homeless In NYC

Dean Cain, the actor best known for playing Superman on the “Lois and Clark” TV series, has been focusing his attention lately on helping the less fortunate.

12/01/2013

A homeless man asks for change. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘Solidarity Sleep Out’ To Raise Money, Awareness For Homeless Youth

Covenant House New York is holding its annual “Solidarity Sleep-Out: Executive Edition” on Thursday night.

11/16/2013

The Strand bookstore in New York City

Union Square Bookstore Accused Of Using Sprinklers To Spray Away The Homeless

Sprinklers are usually used to water lawns and keep us cool on hot days, but a landmark store near Union Square has been accused of using them to spray away the homeless.

11/15/2013

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Fellow Homeless Man In Encampment

A Passaic, N.J. man pleaded guilty Monday to charges in the death of a fellow homeless man in an abandoned building last Christmas Eve

11/05/2013

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