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08.06.13 Marina Galperina

Although revamping signs for the homeless is not a novel idea, Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope’s ongoing project is effective. The Massachusetts-based artists remake these signs in their entirety, adding beautiful topography and catchy colors to the solicitations for charity. Paired with interviews and heart-wrenching quotes of life in the street, the project showcases the perks of a good presentation. […]

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07.31.13 Andy Cush

In East New York, there are nine homeless shelters. In the community district that encompasses Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Cobble Hill, there is one. It’s no secret that low-income areas bear the brunt of shelters across the cities–hello, Bed-Stuy (25 shelters) and Brownsville (19)–but a group of East New Yorkers are […]

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12.19.12 Marina Galperina

Anthony Dominguez is a polite, unassuming man whose intense, graphic novel-esque art is displayed at the Exit The Fall exhibit at Clayton Patterson’s Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum. He’s also homeless. In this video from TajCam, we follow Clayton Patterson and Anthony Dominguez to the 42nd Street Public Library where he works and the 79th Street Metro-North Tunnel […]

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09.11.12 Andy Cush

Homelessness is an epidemic that’s affected New Yorkers of all stripes, with homeless numbers at the highest they’ve been since the Great Depression, but single mothers and their children may be hit the hardest. According to City Councilmember Letitia James, “In April 2012, there were an all-time record 43,000 homeless people, including 10,000 homeless families […]

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08.24.12 David Lumb

Homeless families, some with up to eight children, are crowded into filthy rooms littered with rat feces and keep buckets in the room for nighttime bathroom needs since they don’t trust the bathrooms at midnight that they’re forced to share with strangers, the NY Daily News found at the Auburn Family Shelter in Fort Greene, […]

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03.20.12 Bucky Turco

http://animalnewyork.com/2012/02/judge-invalidates-mayors-heartless-plan-for-the-homeless/ […]

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02.21.12 Bucky Turco

The City Council scored a victory today after a judge ruled in favor of the lawsuit filed against Mayor Bloomberg over a controversial measure that requires the homeless to prove they’re homeless, before they are given access to shelters. […]

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02.02.12 Bucky Turco

He’s no Ted Williams, but this homeless man is talented in his own right. Listen as he zips through a bunch of musical performer impersonations, from Flavor Flav to Frank Sinatra and even a “comedy KKK song” in the Meat Packing district Sunday night. (Video: Kris Hambas/Tumblr) […]

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01.20.12 Bucky Turco

Mayor Bloomberg and the heartless bastards who run New York City’s Department of Homeless Services have another brilliant idea to compliment the already cruel initiative that the City Council is suing them over. Under that proposal, the homeless need to prove they don’t have anywhere else to stay. […]

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Bucky Turco

Mayor Bloomberg and the heartless bastards who run New York City’s Department of Homeless Services have another brilliant idea to compliment the already cruel initiative that the City Council is suing them over. Under that proposal, the homeless need to prove they don’t have anywhere else to stay. […]

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