Video: Inside New York City's Largest Homeless Shelter

Ever wonder what it's like for thousands of homeless when winter weather lures them inside a shelter? Take a tour through one of the most notorius.


The unsheltered homeless population of New York City increased 47% from 2009 to 2010. The 30th Street Men's Shelter, better known as "Bellevue," has the most cots in town. Photo journalist Eric Michael Johnson produced this intimate look behind the walls of that former asylum. He wasn't given permission, so he just checked himself in.

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Via Mother Jones