A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP
A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP

New York frets over homeless ‘explosion’ that activists say has hit its highest levels since the 1930s Great Depression

A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP
A homeless man's sign. In the past five years New York's homeless population has ballooned from approximately 38,000 in October of 2010 to over 59,500 in October of 2015, according to Coalition for the Homeless. Photo: AFP
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