To meet the growing need to shelter the homeless, the Bloomberg Administration has been using its power of emergency authority to create shelters as quickly as possible, bypassing the typical community approval process. Unlike in other cities, New York is required by law to provide shelter to every person who seeks it. Ten new homeless shelters in recent months, in places that include the Upper West Side. Every night, 46,000 people seek shelter, the highest number ever recorded. New York City makes up 14 percent of the nation's homeless, with Los Angeles a distant second at 3 percent.
In the Press...
Lawmakers consider new rules for NYPD street stops (Associated Press)
MTA's four fare-hike options all hit riders hard (Daily News)
State task force members meet to review transportation projects (Albany Times Union)
State tax climate ranked second worst by Cato (Associated Press)
Teen stopped-and-frisked: 'For being a fucking mutt' (The Nation)
Court asks if a gang member is a terrorist (NY Times)