Posts Tagged ‘Homelessness’

City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART Between intermittent drizzle and drenching downpours, social workers climbed an embankment just off what they called the “zigzag” — an entanglement of roads and exits from the Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverside Drive in northern Manhattan. They were looking for a crudely built wooden loft bed wedged into concrete so that it […]


Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Artist explores themes of resilience and fortune Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Franck de las Mercedes was wandering through Bryant Park with a camera when a homeless man said he could take his picture for five dollars. The Washington Heights artist hesitated.  He never felt comfortable taking photos of homeless people. When the man insisted, de […]


K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block | NY Times

K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block | NY Times

By NICHOLAS CASEY It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit. A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance […]


Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness... Front Row Seat...

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]


NYCHA looking to find apartment for Octavio Estevez, homeless man in need of kidney transplant | NY Daily News

NYCHA looking to find apartment for Octavio Estevez, homeless man in need of kidney transplant | NY Daily News

BY Lore Croghan The New York City Housing Authority is working to find an apartment for a homeless Uptown dad who needs a kidney transplant. Octavio Estevez, who lives in a Bronx homeless shelter, was kept off Mount Sinai Medical Center’s kidney transplant waiting list because he didn’t have permanent housing. This week, NYCHA officials […]


Uptown’s Own Alan Ket Spearheads A Fundraising Campaign To Help Graffiti Artist Riff 170

Uptown's Own Alan Ket Spearheads A Fundraising Campaign To Help Graffiti Artist Riff 170

The Story My name is Alan Ket and I am a supporter of art and artists. For many years I have worked with members of the graffiti community in creating public works, fighting legal cases, and helping to establish a market for art works by New York City artists and pioneers. In this capacity I […]


A Young Mom on a Street Feeding Schedule

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo) These days, it isn’t rare to walk down New York City and find pieces of paper lying everywhere, dirty sidewalks and the occasional homeless person. It’s unfortunate that an individual could be categorized as such, and almost considered a staple of city life. However, that’s usually where the extent of the […]

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