She Works in a Homeless Shelter, and She Lives in One, Too

Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, and some are or have been homeless.

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

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Homeless Men Moved Into a Tourist Hotel. What Followed Was Unexpected.

The hotel-turned-shelter became a flash point on the Upper West Side, but helped the men find a sense of belonging. Now they might be moved.

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What Happened When the Homeless Moved Into a Liberal N.Y.C. Neighborhood

When New York City moved shelter residents into tourist hotels on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood’s values were tested.

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‘It’s a Time Bomb’: 23 Die as Virus Hits Packed Homeless Shelters

The virus is spreading where social distancing is nearly impossible. But there’s no staying at home when you do not have one.

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