East Village is in a moment of massive transition. While the neighborhood’s quickly gentrifying and new people and businesses are moving in, the homeless population is also peaking. The tension between those two camps is on full public view at Fault Line Park.

Space 4 Art sits in the shadow of a construction crane, one of several towering over the East Village right now. “We’re surrounded on three sides by developers putting up high rises,” said Bob Leathers, one of the Space 4 Art founders. “It’s cranes galore down here.” Space 4 Art is in a brick and […]

The growing downtown homeless population – and increased real estate developments downtown – have prompted a rise in complaints with the city’s environmental services department about trash, abandoned items and waste near increasingly-common homeless encampments. The spike in complaints has led to larger clean-up operations. City crews give the homeless 72 hours to move their […]

Replacing the city’s winter tents is a 350-bed, year-round, bricks-and-mortar homeless shelter in St. Vincent de Paul’s Paul Mirable Center in East Village. A continuation of the winter tents — let alone a year-round shelter — wasn’t supposed to be in the city’s future, and the move has been questioned for a few reasons. Here are four things to keep in mind amid all the changes.