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New York City Homeless

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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...

Gay Former Marine's Struggle Inspires Film About LGBT Youth Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Elegance Bratton found himself on a train to New York City at 16 years old with a plastic bag filled with his belongings and nowhere else to go. He le...

New York City's Invisible Children

The New York Times | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York

She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets...

WATCH: Helping A Homeless Czech Man In NYC Get Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

This weekend's frigid temperatures in New York City inspired some members of the Whatever video team to hand out clothes from the Thread Society to pe...

Strand Books Used Sprinklers On Homeless

| Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

By Rosa Goldensohn GREENWICH VILLAGE — The Strand Book Store used its sprinkler system to drive away homeless people from beneath its famous red...

When the Right to Shelter Isn't Quite Right

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

New York City has always provided for those in need. What is in question now is how to do so in an efficient, effective, and humane way, one that is fair to both those citizens truly in need and those New Yorkers who are paying the bill.

WATCH: 'SoulCycle For Homeless People'

Posted 06.21.2013 | New York

Docked Citi Bikes? Free SoulCycle. Comedian Fabrizio Goldstein, who goes by "The Fat Jew," seems to be the first to have figured out that wheels o...

PHOTOS: The Signs Of NYC's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

The stark reality of New York City's homeless is too often forgotten. Some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers risk becoming merely a statistic -- one ...

City Responds To Sharp Rise In Homelessness By Adding Five New Shelters

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City plans to open at least five new homeless shelters by the end of the year. The expansion is in response to a sharp increase ...

Bloomberg: NYC Homeless Shelters Offer 'More Pleasurable Experience'

Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

While attending a press conference in Queens on Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg said New York City's homeless shelters have improved so greatly in recent ye...

A Fair and Practical Right to Shelter

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

New York has always chosen the road less travelled when it came to serving the homeless. But the city's generous right to shelter policy has become a road that brings many more to New York than we can serve.

Bloomberg Blames Out-Of-Towners For Overcrowded Homeless Shelters

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city's homeless population is flooded with out-of-town homeless visitors seeking refuge, and suggested current shelte...

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...

An Underworld Below Your Subway Seat

Emma Orlow | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Emma Orlow

Would you believe me if I told you there are hundreds of people living below New York City? The idea of mole people is depicted as mythical in pop culture, but they're as far from fantasy as can be.

City Council Might Sue Michael Bloomberg

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

New York City Council is expected to file a lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg Tuesday, seeking to stop a new law that would require homeless adults to p...

City Homelessness On The Rise

Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

According to a new report by the Coalition For The Homeless, New York City's homeless shelter population rose to 41,000 at the end of October, making ...

15,000 Formerly Homeless NYC Families May Find Themselves Back In Shelters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Recent budget cuts to a New York City program that helps families get out of homeless shelters and into apartments have sparked controversy, starting ...

The Accidental Mentor

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

Jill showed me that by losing everything, my home and at times my mother, I was given an opportunity to discover my true essence, be responsible for my own happiness, and that every day presents another chance to make something of my life.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Families

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez

New York City is emerging as an example of how a narrow focus on housing can have serious unintended consequences for so many homeless families.

On the Street Where She Lives

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side where the homeless (a term unused back then) were oddities in the 1960's and 1970's, and quickly carted off lest the neighborhood be "sullied."

Paterson's Record Cut During a Homelessness Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

A staggering 39,200 people will bed down tonight in NYC's emergency shelter system. Paterson's budget would slash $104 million from adult shelters, prevention services and permanent housing.

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.