Archive for April, 2010

A homeless man died on New York City streets last Sunday after he had been stabbed while coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked by a currently unidentified assailant.

What makes the death of Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax so tragic was the callousness and indifference of passers-by.   (more…)


A little less than a year ago, I wrote a post mentioning that New York City was going to begin charging those homeless who were working "rent." The policy was meant to bring NYC into compliance with a 1997 New York state law.

Amid public outcry and criticism and a potential lawsuit, (not to mention a few major snafus regarding how the city was determining how much "rent" to charge) the city sidelined the policy – until last week, when the Bloomberg administration announced it would re-instate the "rent" requirement.   (more…)