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03.31.10 Bucky Turco

The homeless are such amateurs when it comes to marketing themselves. When will they ever learn that no one likes a boring, uninspiring, standard cardboard sign? If they ever expect to increase their ROI they’re going to need the following: white poster board, duct tape, a marker, and some hand sanitizer. From the sound of […]

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03.29.10 Bucky Turco

Times Square is almost as tidy as an Americana theme park…almost! There’s still one obstacle to achieving squeaky, Disney-like cleanliness: Heavy. He’s been given the distinction of being the “last chronically homeless man in the area” by the New York Times and also doubles as the only remaining element of reality in the neighborhood. |NYT| […]

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01.13.10 Bucky Turco

H&M and Wal-Mart aren’t the only ones responsible for destroying clothing, add NYC to that list. The long standing practice of giving away counterfeit garments seized by the NYPD to organizations that provide for the poor appears to have been halted reports the Times. Now the apparel is shredded or trucked to Long Island where […]

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09.01.09 Bucky Turco

I assume the homeless in Toronto are treated a lot like they are in New York City: Unless they’re willing to sing, tell a joke, or perform some other act of public embarrassment, they’re virtually nonexistent—except if the Satoralist finds then fashionably relevant. But not everyone is talented, so street artist Fauxreel launched a guerrilla […]

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07.31.09 Bucky Turco

A politician in Florida isn’t cool with Mayor Bloomberg’s diaspora strategy for dealing with the city’s poor families and wrote him a scolding letter. Mayor Richard Crotty of Orange County blasted the “homeless relocation program” and says that issuing one-way tickets does little to address the problem, it just transfers it elsewhere. Read the full […]

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06.17.09 Bucky Turco

While taking photographs of graffiti at an abandoned hotel in Australia, shutterbug Diane Bartlett discovered the creepy charm of a homeless man named Brian who scarily told her what a “sweet tease” she was. |JPG| Photo by Diane Bartlett […]

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04.20.09 Will Sherman

Day laborers in Southampton can no longer find enough work to afford permanent housing, leading many to live in encampments near the million-dollar homes they once served. Now that residents of the seasonal Long Island town no longer want these workers for cheap, tax-free labor, they want them to disappear and Mayor Mark Eply has […]

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