ALL GONE: Katsuyuki, 72, who has lived on a Greenwich Village sidewalk since March, lost his shopping cart filled with clothes, recyclables and other items.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
A beloved local homeless man is being targeted, residents said, after somebody took his possessions for the second time this year.
Katsuyuki — a 72-year-old homeless man who has lived on the street at Clarkson and Greenwich Sts. since March — said that he left his possessions unattended the morning of Sept. 17 when he went to collect bottles as part of his daily routine. He returned later that day to find his camp possessions gone.
Friday, February 13th, 2015
A shortage of coat donations amid the frigid winter has left some of the city’s most vulnerable residents without the bare necessities.
New York Cares is out of coats after distributing the last of its 75,000 stock on Feb. 6, according to Katherine Kientiz, a service events officer for the charity. That number fell far short of the 103,000 requests for coats that came from the 480 public and private groups to which New York Cares supplies outerwear, Kienitz added.
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hopes for winter coat miracles are brewing in a Midtown warehouse. That’s where New York Cares expects to process more than 100,000 winter coats in its annual winter coat drive, which kicks off Nov. 17.
New Yorkers can drop off coats at more than 300 locations across the city.