The New York Times published an article entitled “Home in Box Had Its Problems; Alternative Does, Too“. The article describes the story of a man who lived in a box in the Bowery. “The box is as long and low as a frontier coffin, and answers soundly a knock of the knuckles. It has four small wheels and a heavy chain that snakes through a hole on the side and wraps around a “No Standing” sign. Hundreds of neighbors and Little Italy tourists pass it every day, just off a strip of busy lighting stores on the Bowery at Broome Street. They pass the box with barely a glance.”
Is this the best America can do for the homeless? When we will understand that the right thing to do is to end homelessness?