New York Is Mean to the Homeless

A new study out today from a homeless-advocacy group ranks the 20 U.S. cities meanest to the homeless. New York ranks 14th. Though it's nice to know we're less mean than Little Rock, Atlanta, or Dallas, that we even made the list is at least moderately distressing news to everyone who likes to think of our fair city as a shining beacon of enlightened tolerance and old-school liberalism.

But then we remembered: New York ain't too nice to people with homes, either. Maybe the city's just treating the homeless like it treats everyone else.

The Top 20 'Mean Cities' to the Homeless [CNN.com]