"I hit him 'cause I was mad," the 27-year-old suspect told authorities during his arrest.
The sculpture by artist Fanny Allié's is a reminder that a public bench is a "potential bed" for some.
The neighborhood is already oversaturated with drug-rehab centers, a local block association said.
Ana Charle, who ran a homeless shelter, was murdered by former resident West Spruill, police said.
Real estate agent and photographer Justyna Czekaj shares the stories of the homeless community.
Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.
The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action.
The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.
The church now offers 10 beds for the local homeless population.
A 41-year-old homeless man died in McGolrick Park earlier this month, police said.
Police have been called to Fort Greene Park five times in the past five months, records show.
One ambitious non-profit aims to feed every hungry New Yorker on World Food Day.
The small park is located along East Burnside Avenue between Grand Concourse and Creston Avenue.
The five families stayed overnight on Monday, according to the Department of Homeless Services.
Residents say fights and crime occur regularly at the 200-bed shelter in Downtown Brooklyn.
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