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Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside

Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
01/14
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James, 43, a homeless man from Harlem, sitting outside an upscale grocery store panhandling as Hurricane Sandy approaches the city.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
02/14
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The view south of 125th Street down Lenox Avenue, decorated for Halloween, in Harlem, facing the arriving Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
03/14
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Two homeless men sit on a bench on Lenox Avenue in Harlem as first signs of Hurricane Sandy can be felt around the city.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
04/14
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Brooding sky over Lenox Avenue in Harlem as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
05/14
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Windows of the Harlem Studio Museum taped up in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
06/14
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A homeless man pushes his belongings along a deserted 125th Street in Harlem in a shopping cart, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the city.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
07/14
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Outdoor chairs and tables covered under a tarp outside a restaurant in Harlem as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
08/14
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A homeless man sitting at the closed entrance to Central Park as Hurricane Sandy approaches the city.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
09/14
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Clouds looming over Central Park as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
10/14
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A sign announcing the closure of Central Park due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
11/14
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Fall colored leaves under brooding skies in Central Park as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
12/14
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Sign announcing the complete shutdown of New York City's public transport system in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy posted at the 110th Street subway station.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
13/14
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The last train on number 2 line leaving 110th Street Station in Harlem, as the New York City public transport system is being shut down in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
14/14
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A worker from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is cordoning off an entrance to the 116th Street subway station in Harlem, as New York City's public transport system is being shut down in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
  • Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside
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Many of New York City's homeless, amongst the most vulnerable to extreme weather, have not yet sought or found shelter as Hurricane Sandy approaches from the Atlantic. The city's byzantine shelter system may be to blame.

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