Homeless person's bed is gone, but not the wealth disparity | Editor | Indy Week
Editor
INDY Week editor Lisa Sorg's blog

Archives | RSS

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Homeless person's bed is gone, but not the wealth disparity

Posted by on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM

About 10 days ago, we published a photo essay "30 feet separates the haves from the have nots"—online on Dec. 30 and then in the print edition on Jan. 2. It concerned the wealth disparity in downtown Durham: half-million dollar condos at Main and Mangum streets right across from where a homeless person had made a bed of newspapers in the long grass.

click to enlarge after_kress_for_blog_copy.jpg

Well, within a week the long grass, which was elegant and lovely, had been shorn down to nubs; the bed is gone and the area is exposed to the elements. Nearby bushes had been trimmed back as well. I took this photo this morning, Saturday, Jan. 11. The shearing may be routine park maintenance, but the result is someone has been rustled for his or her home. And frankly, it's ugly and bare.

Tags: , , ,

Pin It
Gone but not forgotten

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Editor

More by Lisa Sorg

Twitter Activity

Comments

Thank you, Bruce. I appreciate your kind words.

by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on Why did Craig Hicks kill three Muslim students? Because he lost his humanity. (Editor)

Thank you Lisa Sorg! I thought your article on Hicks (the one I read in print just yesterday) was an …

by Bruce Orenstein on Why did Craig Hicks kill three Muslim students? Because he lost his humanity. (Editor)

Most Read

Latest videos from the INDY

© 2015 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation