Ethical Treatment of Our Homeless Neighbors

I usually approach the New York Society for Ethical Culture, where I serve as clergy leader, from Central Park West and look across the street from the park at the words carved into stone on the corner of our meeting house: “Dedicated to the ever-increas ..Read More

Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

Tyra Gardner knew the meal she and her two sons were likely to be sharing this Thanksgiving in the Brooklyn shelter they call home wouldn’t be anything fancy. She stood Tuesday in the middle of a waiting room in St. John’s Bread and Life Soup Kitch ..Read More

Homeless Photographer Captures New York

Jonathan Weber spent years living on the streets of New York City. Now, he is documenting what that life was like using photography. He’s one of 14 participants in a programme called “Through the Eyes of the Homeless,” which pairs professiona ..Read More

Bringing the Homeless into Focus

German Rosa was sleeping on the subway until a homeless outreach organization helped him into transitional housing. From the window of his new room in Washington Heights, he photographed the city skyline. The view looked like Paris, he explained. That picture ..Read More

Senators Push for Supportive Housing

More than two dozen state senators are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to fund the construction of 35,000 units of supportive housing. These are units that would house homeless individuals trying to cope with mental illness or addiction in an effort to break ..Read More