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.
More than 400 vacant beds are available for single adults, Department of Homeless Services officials said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covenant House New York is holding its annual “Solidarity Sleep-Out: Executive Edition” on Thursday night.
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.
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
Demolition has begun for an eyesore on Long Island that had become a haven for gangs and the homeless, but what comes next for the former Bavarian Inn?
Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory said two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were charged in the Sept. 10 death of Ralph Eric Santiago, 46.
P.J. Collins and a team of volunteers make about 500 sandwiches and pack bags with water bottles and chocolates. Then, they drive to Manhattan and go from the Upper West Side to the Lower East Side delivering the sandwiches.
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.