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.
In 1986, Laura Schroff was on her way to work in Manhattan when she noticed a young homeless boy named Maurice Mazyck panhandling. More than 25 years later, this chance encounter has led to a special friendship.
Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from the mayor’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.
He wore a fake beard, phony tattoos, and had a makeup artist make his teeth look tobacco-stained and his face as worn as old leather.
The pastor from Calvary Temple in Wayne led WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams me down a dingy alley in Paterson to the homeless squat where he chose to live for a week in the dead of winter.
Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.
Would you like to give back to New York City? You’ll have a chance next week.