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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.
A New York City-based organization claims its blanket giveaway to the homeless didn’t go as planned at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The Code Blue procedures make it easier for homeless men and women to get into shelters, but over at Grand Central you’ll find people who want no part of the shelter system.
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.
The governor announced Monday the state is investing nearly $3 million toward building new family units in Hartford.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.
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.