New York City, NPR, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation discussed on All Things Considered

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Her mixed terrier. From Kensington. She found a dog run in Park Slope That was open today ahead of schedule. Minus the black one running like crazy. She needs this. She's been cooped up for so long. And just like kids, you have got to get the mouths just like people. You got to get him outside. Face masks and social distancing are still highly advised. It's been two months since the subway system closed down overnight and only a fraction of homeless New Yorkers who slept there have been switched to shelters. WN Y Morella. Iraq reports Since early May, when the subway started shutting down between one and five AM around 2500 homeless, New Yorkers accepted referrals to shelters. That's according to data provided by the city, but only about 400 currently remained there. Shelly North is deputy executive director at the coalition for the Homeless. I think it says people are voting with their feet and they're saying this, wherever they were placed didn't work for them, she says. A significant number of them are likely back on the street. The city says it takes many attempts to get people to agree to stay in shelters. It's 92 degrees at 506 Support for NPR comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting child well being the environment, Medical research and the performing arts. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Sasha Pfeiffer in for Michelle Martin. It wasn't long ago that we were reporting about hospitals at capacity and doctor's running out of personal protective equipment in New York City..

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