Bloomberg: New York City 'three to ten times more compassionate than the other cities' on homelessness
Rising homelessness notwithstanding, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that New York City is in fact far more compassionate toward the homeless than other major cities.(2)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
Documents on file with the city show that the building slated to house a 170-bed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens was constructed—and may still be owned—by a convicted felon whose crimes involved abusing the poor for personal gain.(4)
For more than a decade, he’s been one of the most active—and controversial—players in the industry surrounding the provision of beds to society’s most needy.(12)
Last week, Lander learned about part of it: a 170-bed homeless shelter, which could open within weeks, right in his district.(8)
At Fourth Presbyterian Church's Monday Night Supper, they don't go by numbers but by famous authors. I was sitting at the Maya Angelou table. A substitute teacher and I talked politics and education to distract from our rumbling guts while waiting for our author's name to come up. At one point, a tablemate blurted, "Diamondbacks? Did they say 'Diamondbacks'? In fuckin' Chicago?"(1)
ATLANTA, Ga.—Outside the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, I ran into John Carter, "not of Mars," he said with a grin.
This was John Carter of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His parents brought him from there to Warner Robins, Georgia 30 years ago, when he was three years old. Now the clean-cut case manager said the move had been "a blessing from God."
One freezing winter night in a Toronto Burger King, I couldn't get on the internet. The restaurant's free wifi simply wasn't working. Another guy a few booths over was having the same trouble on his laptop. We commiserated, but he told me not to worry.(6)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
On Thursday, the City Council's Aging and General Welfare committees held a joint hearing to address the dramatic increase in the number of elderly homeless people in New York City shelters over the last decade.
A city court ruled today that single homeless people don't have to prove that they have no other options before becoming eligible for admission to city homeless shelters. The ruling is a rejection of a city proposal that had already prompted the City Council to threaten a lawsuit against the administration.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted strongly to the ruling, defending the city's proposed policy change.(1)