What is this place and was it ever open (recently)? Any news on what's up next?
It was the Salvation Army shelter that just closed. I hope they can save this building. It really is gorgeous. If you get a chance, check out the architectural detail all over it.
Yeah, it was open on Monday or Tuesday...lots of people were there. I did not know what it was at the time though as I did not see a sign. A lot of people just seemed to be loitering on the sidewalk and not going inside.
What is the purpose of that netting draped over the top of the building?I saw this on Monday and couldn't determine its purpose.
I can visualize the wrought iron balconies.
My guess would be that the netting is to keep parts of the facade that are in disrepair from falling on to people below.
Maybe now you can walk down that block of Broadway without wondering if you will make
OMG,I am elated that this well established outreach has moved,people have lost jobs,and the help that this location offered.Now we can feel safer,forget about the homeless,they are so lazy and they take up space on the park benches.I think they are faking it anyway!
Okay Tammy, I see through the sarcasm.I'm thinking you could make a good point if SA did anything that helped people stay off the streets. Their work helped people stay on the streets instead. If you care about the homeless, why would you want them to remain dependent on shelters and handouts?
Tammy, your father calls this a "hateful blog," and yet you are the one who keeps coming back to spew hatred. What does that say about you?What do you think will be accomplished by your sarcastic rantings and hateful words? Do you think the things you write here will attract readers to you and JPUSA, and that your nastiness will open and change the minds of people who are scolded by you?Remember, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. And that's some mighty strong vinegar you're producing with your keyboard, sweetie.You can learn to get along with the community, and accept that we all hold separate (and dare I say it, "diverse" beliefs), or you can chastise those who are different from you.You seem to have chosen the latter. So tell me, who's the "hateful" one then?An organization that has chosen a different approach is Uptown Baptist Church, right down the street from you, which goes out into the community and serves it, thereby creating goodwill -- without sacrificing or compromising a single one of its beliefs. It believes in creating a dialogue with community members who might believe differently than it does.Which will you choose? To continue to post hatefully on a blog which your father has called "hateful" -- or to approach and listen to those who might hold different, yet valid, beliefs than your own?
Well first of all,I do not live at jpusa nor am I a part of their church.I have however lived here my whole life,Your claim that SA does nothing but enable homeless individuals is unfounded and frankly silly. The salvation has job placement,deals in vouchers for low income individuals,a WONDERFUL referral program,and a lot more. I blog here simply because there are times when I believe that not all sides are represented,and I have an opinion.I don't think I have ever gotten hateful on this site,I have climbed on my soap boxes a few times but hav'nt we all?I am not my father and frankly the constant comparison is getting old.I work in this community directly with the homeless on a daily basis,and with UPTOWN BAPTIST.I have also been homeless at one very sad time in my life.I simply bring my views to the table,and yes hope that maybe people are listening.I do apologize for my tendency to get sarcastic. Sometimes I feel bated,though I must say.I want a safer uptown too,we just have different views on how that can be accomplished.We need to listen to each other and try to steer clear of extremes,and be careful to maintain integrity while fighting to be heard.