1. PhotoA police officer held a Long Range Acoustic Device, or “sound cannon,” as protesters marched through Times Square in 2014.
    CreditJohn Minchillo/Associated Press

    N.Y.P.D. to Limit Use of ‘Sound Cannon’ on Crowds

    The Police Department has agreed to stop using an “alert” noise on the devices after demonstrators and photographers sued, saying it caused migraines and dizziness.


  1. PhotoAmber Drummond, a security guard at a homeless shelter in Queens, also lives in a shelter because, she says, she has been unable to find housing she can afford. 
    CreditSarah Blesener for The New York Times

    She Works in a Homeless Shelter, and She Lives in One, Too

    Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, taking on multiple jobs, working overtime and struggling to find their own homes.