New York Homeless Shelters Had a Banner Winter

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  People walks past a homeless man who did not want to be identified on their way to the National Mall to attend the Inauguration ceremony on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama, will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term today.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images

New York reached a dubious milestone on Tuesday when the Coalition on Homelessness published a study that found an average of more than 50,000 people, including 21,034 children, had slept in its homeless shelters. That's not just a city record, it's a national one, with the city seeing a 73 percent rise in homeless families since 2002, The Wall Street Journal reports. So what was that Mayor Bloomberg was saying last month about "nobody sleeping on the streets"?