Joel Berg

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.


Children eat breakfast at the federally-funded Head Start Program school on September 20, 2012 in Woodbourne, New York. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Advocates Call On Mayor To Make Good On Pledge To Make Classroom Breakfasts Available In NYC Schools

Advocates stood in front of City Hall Tuesday to say Mayor Bill de Blasio is not keeping a campaign pledge to make free breakfasts available in New York City classrooms.


FILE -- New York City soup kitchen feeds the needy (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Survey: 1 In 6 New Yorkers Can’t Afford Enough Food

A new report shows that more and more people are coming to the doors of New York City’s 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries.


FILE -  A man looks through the trash in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013

The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state’s population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.


The Long Island Children's Museum's Stacey Lee conducts a workshop on Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20, 2014, in Garden City, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NYC Honors MLK Day Through Service Projects, Commemorations

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.


A volunteer packs a bag of food stuffs for waiting people at the Yorkville Common Pantry in Harlem (file/Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Survey: Many NYC Residents Living Without Enough To Eat

The survey found the problem was greatest in the Bronx. Thirty-six percent of residents and 49 percent of children there didn’t have enough money for balanced meals from 2010 through 2012.


People at a Bronx food bank - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Sandy To Mean Greater Struggle For Already Strapped Food Banks

Food banks were strapped financially before superstorm Sandy, but they’re now trying to cope with even larger groups in need.


FILE - A man shops at a Food Bank in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Food Stamp Finger Printing ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

City leaders are calling on the Bloomberg administration to stop finger printing New Yorkers who are seeking food stamps, calling the practice unnecessary and punitive.