Serrano’s homeless photos pop up in NYC

Best known for his provocative images, photographer Andres Serrano has turned his attention to putting a very public face on New York City’s skyrocketing homeless population. His stark portraits of individuals who live on the street appear in some of the very locations that his subjects often populate — a subway station, a park, a church.

Rejecting Bloomberg Policies, New York City Will Ease Some Hurdles to Public Assistance

The new commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration on Monday announced a set of sweeping changes that would remove some work requirements and other barriers to receiving public assistance, cheering advocates for the poor and underscoring the sharp change in direction by Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the welfare policies of his predecessor.

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