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De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

John Barna, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

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Spread Love This Thanksgiving

Spread Love This Thanksgiving

Liv Chai, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Dining, FEATURES

As the weather gets colder and food for the homeless becomes even more scarce, the holidays should be a time for all of us to not only be thankful for all that we have but to consider the less fortunate and give back.

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Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

Connor Borden, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Becoming a conscious citizen, attentive to the needs of the community around us, should be the goal of every NYU student.

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Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under OPINION

As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.

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Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

January 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION

The governor should take care not to pat himself on the back for this singular effort, which does not address the main causes of homelessness and only forces the most underprivileged and neglected into bad conditions.

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De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer
November 3, 2015
Filed under OPINION

De Blasio must keep his promise on tackling homelessness in NYC.

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De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

De Blasio fails to deliver on homelessness

Johnpaul Baratta, Contributing Columnist
September 24, 2014
Filed under OPINION

De Blasio criticized the former administration for not properly addressing the homeless issue. Now, he is continuing previous policies and the homelessness rate has increased.

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Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

Tisch freshman Nichols presents original work at Third North

April 8, 2014
Filed under ARTS

Among the many well-known plays and musicals performed by NYU theater groups, it is easy to forget that some students on campus are producing their own works. One such project is the upcoming immersive theater piece “Shadows in the Streets,” conceived and directed by Tisch freshman Sarah Nichols. ...

New York City must strengthen efforts against homelessness

New York City must strengthen efforts against homelessness

February 26, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Friday that his administration will transfer over 400 children from two city-owned homeless shelters that have been continuously cited for inadequate living conditions over the past decade. De Blasio and his administrators said the children and their fam...

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

Homeless complain about sprinklers used at Strand Bookstore

November 20, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, NEWS

Some homeless New Yorkers said the Strand Bookstore on Broadway is allegedly using the sprinkler system under its awning to prevent the city’s homeless from sleeping in front of the store. Jason Williams, a 35-year-old homeless man, said he was under the awning when the sprinklers turned on. ...

Queer Union hosts ‘Pier Kids’ documentary, raises funds for Kickstarter campaign

Queer Union hosts ‘Pier Kids’ documentary, raises funds for Kickstarter campaign

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer
November 11, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  Segments from “Pier Kids: the Life,” a documentary by Elegance Bratton and produced by Nathan Proctor, revealed the issues plaguing LGBTQ youth in New York City. At the event, hosted by the Queer Union on Nov. 8, Bratton and Proctor discussed the film’s themes — LGBTQ youth ho...

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

October 21, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Homelessness has become a sad fixture of modern life. Tonight, over 55,000 New Yorkers will be sleeping in shelters throughout the city, others on the streets. Of them, 21,000 are children. New York City — often commended for its progressive ideals and forward thinking — lags behind other cities in combating this plight. The city must do more to achieve access to affordable housing and reduce the level of homel...

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