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How to hide in plain sight in my city: Live in a doorway

Every time I stop by the abandoned doorway to see hardcore homeless James, I think, “Well, at least he’s still alive.” For how long, though? James is 48, and looks every bit like a man who lives outdoors year round, … Continue reading

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Would you give ‘Hardcore Homeless’ James an apartment?

Like everyone else in Central New York, my homeless acquaintance James has been riding out a ridiculously long and bitter winter. He’s considered “hardcore homeless” because he refuses to go to a shelter, no matter how cold it gets. Every … Continue reading

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Meet James, one of my city’s ‘hardcore homeless’

James, 48, lives on the streets of Syracuse, NY, where the overnight temperatures have dipped below zero more than a few times this winter. I first met James a few days before Christmas, when I saw him pushing a shopping … Continue reading

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