It was a horrific story that focused attention on the bizarre cause, the tragic outcome and the somewhat unusual route the family took to establish a home in Hunts Point, where the city maintained a so-called cluster site: several apartments reserved for the homeless in a private building. Apartments like the one the Ambrose family stayed in are meant to be a temporary form of shelter, but the family stayed there more than 13 months.

-Nate Schweber and William Neuman ‘They Left for a Better Life. It Got Tragically Worse.‘ The New York Times


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