Outdoor World

Homeless living beneath Hudson Yards welcome the new development

Members of the community who live in the tunnels beneath the glittering project see it as an opportunity to earn more, while others complain its not helping us Whatever the aesthetic judgement of Manhattans $25bn Hudson Yards development Pulitzer prize winning critic Jerry Saltz called it a corporate mega-monstrosity there is at least one group of city dwellers who are optimistic about the development: the homeless who live underneath it. For decades, the subway and rail tunnels beneath and around Hudson Yards have offered shelter of sorts for the citys…

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‘They’re just trying to live’: Denver clears homeless camp despite controversy

The city cleared a large encampment amid solidifying condition, simply several months after a viral video of police confiscating blankets from the homeless provoked an outcry A huge homeless encampment was cleared in Denver today amid temperatures of -5C( 23 F ), risking further controversy over the citys approach to homeless people struggling with wintertime weather. As in other western cities, activists are up in arms over governs that they say criminalize homelessness. Denver, whose homeless population is estimated at 3,700, banned city camping in 2012. But in November, police…

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