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De Blasio's Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Resigns

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli's departure is a surprise to both social service advocates and Latino leaders.

East Harlem »

Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Crime Plan for 125th Street and Lexington

The plan calls for increasing police presence and restricting new methadone clinics from opening.

East Harlem »

Crime-Ridden 125th St. Ignored by Times Sq. Breast-Obsessed Mayor: Critics

Advocates say elected officials have ignored the troubled area for years. 

Civic Center »

Advocates Rally to Support de Blasio's Efforts on Homelessness

Despite perception that homelessness is on the rise, advocates say the mayor has done well.

Civic Center »

Poll Finds Few Voters Believe Quality of Life is Good in NYC

Concerns about crime and homelessness are also on the rise, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

East Village »

Tompkins Square Park Campout Planned in Protest of NYPD Patrol Tower

Demonstrators will take a stand against "Giuliani style policing" of homeless people, organizers said.

East Village »

Petition Wants NYPD Patrol Tower Removed from Tompkins Square Park

The petition says the surveillance is unnecessary and makes residents feel violated and angry.

Chelsea »

Man Punched a Stranger 'To Let Out My Anger,' Police Say

"I hit him 'cause I was mad," the 27-year-old suspect told authorities during his arrest.

Long Island City »

Bench in Shape of Sleeping Homeless Person Installed Outside MoMA PS1

The sculpture by artist Fanny Allié's is a reminder that a public bench is a "potential bed" for some.

East Harlem »

Group Calls for Moratorium on new Drug-Related Programs in East Harlem

The neighborhood is already oversaturated with drug-rehab centers, a local block association said.

Wakefield »

Shelter Worker Killed by Former Client After Sex Attack, Police Say

Ana Charle, who ran a homeless shelter, was murdered by former resident West Spruill, police said.

Lower East Side »

Photographer Buys the Homeless Coffee and Tells Their Stories

Real estate agent and photographer Justyna Czekaj shares the stories of the homeless community. 

East Flatbush »

Convert Homeless Shelters Back to Apartments, Advocates Say

Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.

Civic Center »

City Turns 'Blind Eye' to Lethal Dangers in Homeless Shelters, Report Says

The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action. 

Civic Center »

De Blasio Asks Albany for Permanent Control of Schools, $300M for NYCHA

The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.