Safety concerns, like the recent house fire in Bushwick, are what many people think of when they consider squatters. But lost in those narratives is a different kind of squatter in New York
Back on the Streets, a Formerly Homeless Helps the City from The Brooklyn Ink on Vimeo. It has been more than seven years since Tequia Green lived on the streets of Brooklyn. But Monday night, she traded her warm bed for a wet bench, planning to impersonate the homeless young she once was. “ I […]
The Auburn Family Shelter at Fort Greene has become a legend of sorts. Neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups for the homeless and seven interviewed residents say that it is infamous as one of the worst shelters for homeless families in the city.
The lasting effects of the recession and record numbers of homeless people in New York City have heightened tension between the city’s Department of Homeless Services and neighborhoods that feel overburdened by shelters.
Park Slope’s primary commercial district has transformed from an immaculate strip of small businesses to a garbage-ridden spectacle.
Many of Dragonfly’s tattoos, including the ones on her face, were done using the “ta moko” hand tapping method. The skin is pierced with a small tool before inserting the ink. Dragonfly, 39, had already tattooed the stars on her chin herself when she met a Maori tattoo artist named Inia. She asked him to […]
Kenneth Garrett, a homeless new yorker, sips a coffee in Central Park (Alex Alper/The Brookyn Ink) By Alex Alper. Last month, a 58-year-old black man named Ben Lully was shot and killed on Lincoln Terrace in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. His address, according to the NYPD, was 197 Bowery Street, a Manhattan homeless shelter. Violence against […]
A fugitive from Bay County, FL was arrested in Florida today, after being featured on WMBB News’ Wheel of Justice, according to the Walton Sun. Police from the Lynn Haven Police Department worked with U.S. Marshals Service in New York to arrest Marion Bernard Welch, 29, at a homeless shelter. Welch was wanted on charges […]
Once a prison, now a shelter to 350 of New York’s homeless, the Bedford Atlantic Armory in Crown Heights proves that not every man’s home is his castle. Nathania Zevi takes us on a tour of the grounds, with two of its more sardonic residents.