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Struggling in the City


A Scuffle in Washington Heights Over the Homeless

by Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, NYCity Lens

In spite of neighborhood efforts to clear Duarte Square, homeless do not plan on leaving anytime soon.

As the City Gets Grayer, Demand for Senior Services Rise

By Cherno Baba Jallow, NYCity Lens

As the city gets grayer, the demand for services offered in senior centers like the Greenwich House, will continue to rise.

Bronx Department of Labor Office Building

In the Bronx, Reaching for more

By Cassandra Basler, NYCity Lens

The unemployment rate in the Bronx dropped below 10 percent for the first time in five years this September, according to the New York State Department of Labor. Still, these borough residents said they have to hustle to stay above the poverty line.

At the Job Center on East Fordham Road, Keeping the Faith

By Pauline Bock, NYCity Lens

As the unemployment numbers in the Bronx are falling but still high than anywhere in the City, at the Work Force 1 on East Fordham Road, job seekers don’t lose faith.

Raleigh Jenkins

Feeding the Hungry: Rice and Beef Stew, and a Brownie or a Cookie

By Christine Chung, NYCity Lens

Everyday at 6 A.M., chef Raleigh Jenkins serves food at the Central Harlem Alcohol Crisis Center’s soup kitchen.


At a Food Pantry in the South Bronx: Long Lines

By Theresa Avila, NYCity Lens

At the food pantry at the Word of Life International, the church is struggling to feed the long line.

Rescue Mission in Tribeca Brings Hope to Homeless

By Ariana Skibell, NYCity Lens

Tribeca residents below the poverty line turn to The New York City Rescue Mission, the oldest mission in America, for help.