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In Conversation with the Homeless of Greenwich Village

In Conversation with the Homeless of Greenwich Village

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Interviews with members of Greenwich Village's homeless community reveal the struggles and stigmas associated with the lack of shelter and stability in New York's blistering winter.

Spread Love This Thanksgiving

Spread Love This Thanksgiving

By 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.

‘Roughly Speaking:’ Saga From The Streets

‘Roughly Speaking:’ Saga From The Streets

By Blair Best, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

Shara Ashley Zeiger's new play "Roughly Speaking" should have been a powerful and much-needed piece of theater giving a voice to New York's homeless, but the work fell short of magnificent after less-than-convincing acting and dialogue that lacked much intrigue.

Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

Hakook Helps Students Pay It Forward

By 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.

Hearty Start

By Kendall Levison, Features Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Elevator pitch For as little as $3, Hearty Start allows you to sponsor breakfasts for homeless individuals around New York City. Donors log onto the site and choose how often they’d like to donate a sandwich — daily, weekly or monthly. Hearty Start partners with local delis like Le Basket to make t...

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

By 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.

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Irresponsible expansion of the tech community has the potential to make the city unlivable for thousands, particularly if both the natives and the transplants establish lives entirely disconnected from one another.

De Blasio creates plan for housing to combat homelessness

De Blasio creates plan for housing to combat homelessness

By Tegan Mosugu, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under City News, News

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a multi-billion dollar plan to create housing for the homeless.

Midnight Run raises funds for homeless persons

By Lingyi Hou, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2015


Filed under Features

A Midnight Run raises money for a good cause.

Report: homeless rates increased

By Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under News

The Coalition for the Homeless released their State of the Homeless report for NYC, showing that more children than ever are sleeping in homeless shelters.

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

February 3, 2015


Filed under News

Mayor de Blasio makes an effort to provide affordable housing to residents.

Investigation will help NYC homeless shelters

Investigation will help NYC homeless shelters

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

October 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to investigate the city's homeless shelters procedures is a positive step towards improving homeless safety.

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