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Homeless in New York: A Public Art Project Goes Underground

homeless new york 150x150 Homeless in New York: A Public Art Project Goes UndergroundLike any city, New York is covered in advertisements. Bright, flashy banners on every corner tout goods and services that, to the average city dweller, range from daily necessities to luxuries. But another visual element of urban life is just as familiar, and just as often overlooked: the homeless. Read more here. 

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Photographer Wants New Yorkers To Stop Ignoring The Homeless

New York – 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. They’re also inside 50 phone booths and bus stop shelters around Manhattan. Read more. 

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City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters

140 300x160 City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters A record number of homeless New Yorkers are forcing the city to rapidly open new shelters to house them. The Times reports that the 43,731 homeless people in the shelter system this week is an 18% increase from last year, and the city has opened five new shelters in the Bronx, and two more in Manhattan and Brooklyn respectively.

The rise in homelessness coincides with the city cutting the Advantage program, which subsidized apartments for formerly homeless residents for two years provided they were employed.

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Inflatable Homeless Shelters

11 300x197 Inflatable Homeless SheltersArtist Michael Rakowitz’s ongoing ParaSITE project provides portable inflatable shelters for homeless people. ParaSITE shelters utilize the vents and ventilation systems from buildings for both temperature and warmth.

When warm air leaves the building, it inflates the shelter’s double membrane and simultaneously heats it. ParaSITE inflatable homes have been built and used by over 30 homeless people in Boston and Cambridge, MA and New York City.

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Homeless people turned into walking WiFi hotspots in ‘charitable experiment’

186 Homeless people turned into walking WiFi hotspots in charitable experiment HOMELESS people in the US are being turned into walking Wi-Fi aerials as part of a “charitable experiment” by a New York ad agency.
Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty (BBH) handed out free MiFi gadgets to the peddlers – along with T-shirts bearing their names and the words “I’m a 4G hotspot” – for its Homeless Hotspots project at the South by Southwest (SXSW) arts and tech festival in Austin, Texas.
The company will promote the concept among homeless shelters in New York City and elsewhere if the response is good, BBH chief Saneel Radia told the New York Post.

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New picture book teaches children about homelessness

15223 10151096905902047 1580318619 n 276x300 New picture book teaches children about homelessness NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 — Ears Up, Ears Down, sixth in series of books on family homelessness and poverty, released during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2012

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness today released Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog’s Journey Home, a picture book — with a corresponding activity book — about an adventurous dog named Ears Up, Ears Down, who becomes homeless after the junkyard where he lives is foreclosed upon.

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