Introducing a collective project, led by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York and Brussels offices, which asserts that climate and COVID-19 represent two sides of the same crisis, and that they must now be addressed together.
The city Department of Homeless Services is in the process of making as many as 2,500 hotel rooms available as isolation spaces for sick or elderly residents of the city homeless shelters. Yet most of the shelter system’s 17,000 single adults, and all of 3,500 known residents of the city’s streets and subways have no space to isolate themselves.
By Cynthia Miller-Idriss. Within the span of a few weeks, the social and academic lives of over 91% of the…
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the contradictions laid bare underneath the glitz and glamour of New York. New York, a global hub, center to finance, arts, and culture, is at the same time a city facing an inequality crisis bringing along poverty, homelessness, and displacement.