Tag: homelessness

When the ‘Greater Good’ Gets Personal

When the ‘Greater Good’ Gets Personal

By Michael Milton "The Art of Seeing" “City on fire!Rats in the streetsAnd the lunatics yelling at the moonIt’s the end of the world! Yes!City on Fire!”Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd Mid-April of this year and it is 2:00am. There is ...

Challenges I face in my encounters with the homeless on the streets of New York

To Give Or Not to Give

The Art of Seeing  - by Michael Milton I feel a vague unease when I am approached on the street or subway by a homeless person. Not fear, exactly. My disquiet is a recipe made up in unequal measures of ...

HOPE, BK Reader, homeless outreach

HOPE– Making New York’s Homeless Population Count

Today, New York City is conducting its annual homeless outreach population estimate. An unidentified homeless man, center, and Jennifer Sherry communicate using sign language at the man's encampment in Tompkins Square Park, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 ...

homelessness, Steven Banks, commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration led a information campaign on Friday at 12 schools in Brooklyn neighborhoods where many families enter the shelter system

End of School Year Means Surge in Homelessness

Commissioner Banks and Borough President Adams Led Information Campaign on Homelessness Commissioner Banks and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, photo credit: NY Times On Friday, Steven Banks, commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration led ...

Homeless in Brooklyn: Gentrification Closing in

In his address to the City on February 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined how the sheer intensity of the homelessness problem in New York City is further exacerbated by a shift in demographics of homeless families— now seventy percent of the shelter ...

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