Tag: New York City

  • New York City Sees Record Homeless Population

    New York City Sees Record Homeless Population

    A record-breaking total of more than 60,000 homeless individuals are seeking refuge in New York City’s homeless shelters this fall, a deluge that is drawing attention to the city’s handling of its homeless citizens. The city’s affordable housing crisis is the primary cause of the increase, according to policy analyst for New York City’s Coalition […]

  • Ground Zero, 15 Years later: A slideshow

    Ground Zero, 15 Years later: A slideshow

    Photographer Zengzheng Wang contributed these photos from the memorial at the base of the One World Trade Center in New York, fifteen years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Flowers, letters, and names adorn the memorial — a calm, solemn tribute to those we lost that day. All photos: Zengzheng Wang.

  • Hip-Hop and Homelessness

    Spare Change News Exclusive: An Interview With KRS-One By Nakia Hill As the “Teacha” of hip hop, KRS-One, the artist, prepares to travel to New England for his teach hip hop tour, Kris Parker, the person, reminisces about the irony within the connection of homelessness and hip-hop and how he once lived on the streets […]