For the first time in over 20 years, a police barricade went up outside Yorkville Common Pantry at its Thursday-afternoon food giveaway last week. There were no cops; the barrier was there to bring some order to the crowd that had queued on East 109th Street, pushing several dozen empty shopping carts. "A lot of people are losing their jobs," said Lino Jimenez, whose brother lost work when the Rector Street deli he made deliveries for shut down. Sara Jimenez, clutching the family's numbered ticket180assessed the long line: "Now there are many... More >>>
By photo: Keith Bedford
A bigger crowd, following September 11, waits at a Yorkville food pantry last Thursday.