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A homeless man walks down the street in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says Cost Of Living Reason For Many Homeless In NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio said many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City.

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A homeless man walks down the street in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Advocates Call For End Of ‘Demonization’ Of Homeless People In NYC

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.

08/18/2015

Homeless people in Union Square on Aug. 14, 2015. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

311 Complaints About Homelessness On The Rise

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.

08/14/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

NYC Police Union Urges Officers To Take Pictures Of Quality-Of-Life Offenders

The Sergeants Benevolent Association is launching a new initiative to combat quality-of-life issues.

08/10/2015

This man passed out in Harlem on Wednesday. Aug. 5, and paramedics said he was high on synthetic marijuana, or K2. (Credit: CBS2)

‘NYC Safe’ Mental Health Initiative Unveiled As Part Of Plan To Combat Homelessness

Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.

08/06/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

Residents Demand Mayor, City Take Action On Synthetic Marijuana Use

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.

08/05/2015

A homeless man said to be on synthetic marijuana was seen on video howling and acting irrationally. (Photo: CBS2)

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.

08/04/2015

Homeless man bathes in Columbus Circle fountain (Credit: Ken Frydman)

Exclusive: Photos Show Homeless Man Taking Bath In Columbus Circle Fountain

It was a shocking scene at one of the city’s most visited landmarks.

07/29/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton talks with CBS2's Dave Carlin about the city's homeless crisis. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Demands Answers: Comm. Bratton Outlines Plan For Handling Homeless Crisis

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.

07/28/2015

The homeless have been more noticeable on the streets of New York City so far this summer. (Photo: CBS2)

CBS2 Demands Answers From Mayor On New York City’s Homeless Crisis

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?

07/27/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

As Summer Heats Up, More And More Homeless Appearing All Over New York City

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.

07/16/2015

Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

Nearly 50 homeless people are living in a shantytown in the hills above Hoboken. (credit: CBS2)

Who’s Responsible For Cleaning Up NJ Shantytown?

Nearly 50 homeless people are living there in shanties made of wood, mattresses and tree branches.

04/02/2015

Nearly 50 homeless people occupy a shantytown in the Hoboken Hills. (Credit: CBS2)

Shantytown In Hoboken Hills Houses Nearly 50 Homeless People

The hills of Hoboken have million-dollar views, but those who live there barely have a lone dollar to their names.

04/01/2015

Apparent homeless in underground corridor connecting 34th Street subway station with PATH at Herald Square (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Struggling With Apparent Homeless Encampments In Herald Square Transit Corridor

Last week, CBS2 found a homeless hot spot in the corridor that links the 34th Street subway station to the PATH station.

03/30/2015

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