A line of several dozen people form beneath the All Souls Episcopal Church each Wednesday evening in Central Harlem. Though the group varies in ethnicity, age, gender and stature, their faces wear the same fragile expression. Many of them have been homeless for years, some have been formerly incarcerated, and most of them struggle to […]
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For one long night a year, New Yorkers walk the streets and count the homeless.
Every year for the last seven, volunteers offer people on the street a few basic supplies and a hot meal on a cold night.
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Reporters for NYCity Lens visited sites of struggle – a food pantry in Harlem, a park in Washington Heights, a job center in the Bronx, and others – to meet New Yorkers living through these difficult realities. New York City’s poverty rate has stayed at 21.4 percent for 2011 and 2012, according to the latest […]