Since May, New York City officials have been trying to evict over 300 people from the hotels where they've been staying for nearly a year, after becoming homeless during Hurricane Sandy. The city says the hotel program has cost $73 million in FEMA funds so far and that now that FEMA has stopped reim ... More >>
At a committee meeting held yesterday, City Council members told the Department of Homeless Services to start coming up with better solutions, not temporary fixes and excuses, to combat the rapid rise of homelessness in the city."We're in crisis mode, and if we don't do something over the next 16 mo ... More >>
This morning the UAW -- the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America -- issued an official endorsement of Occupy Wall Street, which they deem "a movement for economic and political justice." They've said they'll commit resources to the movement ... More >>
Today the Transport Workers Union, which last week voted unanimously in support of Occupy Wall Street, went to court to fight against the city's use of city bus drivers to transport arrested protesters. Following the Brooklyn Bridge arrests on Saturday, the Union said the NYPD had commandeered numer ... More >>
NewsOneCoalition for the Homeless, an organization that develops cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness in NYC, released their annual report today. According to the report, homelessness increased 8% in the past year, and has gone up 34% since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002.
Bloomberg 3: No more Mr. Nice GuyThe temperature's dipping into the low 30s today, so we can be can be sure to get more glimpses of life in the Age of Bloomberg like this one, as described in the Legal Aid lawsuit filed yesterday seeking a new court order to force the city to house the homele ... More >>
The Port Authority has announced plans to evict the Open Door Drop In Center, which provides showers and health services for homeless people, to make way for either the planned westward extension of the 7 line or additional space for bus terminal employees, depending who you ask.
Here's another of those inconvenient milestones of the Bloomberg Years: The Independent Budget Office says that the city has hit an all-time high in the number of New Yorkers receiving food stamps - a record 1.6 million. The news comes a week after the Coalition for the Homeless announced tha ... More >>
When the city quietly transformed a brand-new Bronx building into an emergency homeless shelter in August, it incited a lawsuit and a blitz of rallies. Last Saturday -- the fifth in a series of Saturday protests that, organizers say, with continue up through the election -- more than two dozen an ... More >>
Your guess is not as good as mine. But go ahead and try.
When you think about out-of-control parents and coaches in little-league sports, you probably think of the suburbs. But right here in the city, there are sixth-graders playing 12 months a year, with sponsors like Nike, signing bonuses -- and out-of-control parents and coaches. This is Elite Youth Ba ... More >>
We told you back on March 2 that graphic artist Yusef Ramelize was going homeless for one week to raise awareness and cash for the Coalition for the Homeless. He came back from the streets last night, and we caught up with him at his desk job this afternoon. "I wish everyone could experience what I ... More >>
This weekend Yusef Ramelize (pictured above) began his "Homeless for One Week" project. He's going to do without his apartment -- a pretty nice one, it appears -- through next Sunday, as a way of raising awareness and funds for the Coalition for the Homeless. A graphic artist and production coord ... More >>
If yesterday's state assembly hearing on stadium funding focused on the big guns, today was for the hoi polloi. The city Industrial Development Agency is required to hold a public hearing before voting on new projects - in this case, $342 million in new tax-free bonds for the Yankees and Mets - so s ... More >>
The Coalition for the Homeless released a grim report yesterday -- just in time for Christmas! -- informing us that there are more homeless families (9,720) sleeping in city shelters than at any other time since 1983. Also, "more than 36,000 homeless people -- including nearly 16,000 children -- bed ... More >>
Spitzer's successor disses his bad old radical self
The City's Independent Budget Office recently released a report that basically called Mayor Bloomberg's homeless plan a failure. Bloomberg had vowed to cut the number of people living on the City's streets and shelters by two-thirds before he left office in 2009. In fact, the IBO suggested that the ... More >>
Compared to the present mayors contempt for civil liberties, Giuliani was a piker
The mayor does what his predecessor always wanted to: charge for shelter stays
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
Not only the president is in need of an education on the Bill of Rights
'Threatened tenants with a bat'
New city program for homeless: Keep your job or keep your apartment
The number of street homeless dropped 13 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to the results from Department of Homeless Services' annual survey, which were released Monday. Acting DHS commissioner Fran Winter called the reported reduction "extremely encouraging" and demonstrative of "real progress" ... More >>
The first ad features a real estate agent listing the selling points of a piece of sidewalk to a street sleeper ("exposed brick ... and talk about outdoor space!"). The second features a saleswoman pitching a refrigerator box to a homeless dude. They're funny, the two 30 second spots unveiled Thursd ... More >>
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For many of New York City's dispossessed, the safest place is on wheels.