Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, and some are or have been homeless.
The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.
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.
When New York City moved shelter residents into tourist hotels on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood’s values were tested.
The virus is spreading where social distancing is nearly impossible. But there’s no staying at home when you do not have one.