Prior to my recent visit to New York in August, I searched various publications about the homeless population and the life of a homeless person in New York. One article (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-homeless-prefer-streets-violent-shelters-article-1.2564370) did not paint a pretty picture of life in a shelter in NYC and as a result it was stated that the people would prefer living on the streets, or in the parks or subways. As I walked along a small park at Alight Street and Varick Street, I saw what I think is confirmation of that fact. Being careful to use an aperture wide enough to disguise his face, I saw this young man restfully sleeping in his hammock tied at the head to a tree and at the foot to an iron fence at the sidewalk area. Walking alongside the fence for a better view, I saw his personal belongings (worn walking shoes and an umbrella) on the ground beneath him. Unfortunately, these “Street Scenes” are common.