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Christopher Mathias

Outrage After NYPD Raid On Homeless Shelter

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

Homeless advocates expressed anger this week at the prospect of more police raids on Manhattan homeless shelters, after NYPD officers last Friday arre...

City Looks For Actors To Play Homeless In PSA

Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

When the New York City needed to cast a Public Service Announcement featuring homeless characters, it didn't hire any of the city's 41,000 actual home...

5 People Have Died In Greenpoint Parks In Last 15 Months

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

A homeless man hanged himself in a Greenpoint, Brooklyn park on September 23 at around 8:30 PM, police sources told The Brooklyn Paper. Witnesses ...

How a GED Is a Real Advantage in Reducing Family Homelessness in NYC

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New Yorkers with a high school diploma or a GED lost jobs at half the rate of those who did not have them. At a time when unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent in NYC, a GED becomes crucial to finding and retaining a job.

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.